Eid al-Adha (The Feast of Sacrifice) is one of the two main Islamic feasts (the other is Eid al-Fitr). This feast falls on the 10th day of the lunar month of Zul-Hijja and is the concluding act of pilgrimage taking place in Makkah. This feast is celebrated in honor of the Prophet Abraham's faith by sacrificing animals such as camels, goats and sheep in the path of Allah. The meat obtained from this sacrifice is divided into three portions of which one is for oneself, the other for family and friends and the third for the needy and the poor. The feast of Eid al-Adha is celebrated if one has made the pilgrimage or not.
Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Eid al-Adha 2018 will be observed on the sunset of Monday 20th Aug, 2018.
Eid al-Adha always falls on the same day according to the Islamic calendar; for it being a lunar calendar. Nonetheless, the day differs on the Gregorian calendar as it is a solar calendar; causing roughly an eleven day difference each year.
The dates of Eid al-Adha are usually determined by either an actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes, or through astronomical calculations. Note that dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America.
The next occurrence of Eid al-Adha is marked in red
|When is ...?||starts on||ends on||Days away|
|Eid al-Adha 2024||Sunday 16th Jun, 2024||Wednesday 19th Jun, 2024||starts in 1729 days|
|Eid al-Adha 2023||Wednesday 28th Jun, 2023||Saturday 1st Jul, 2023||starts in 1375 days|
|Eid al-Adha 2022||Saturday 9th Jul, 2022||Tuesday 12th Jul, 2022||starts in 1021 days|
|Eid al-Adha 2021||Tuesday 20th Jul, 2021||Friday 23rd Jul, 2021||starts in 667 days|
|Eid al-Adha 2020||Friday 31st Jul, 2020||Monday 3rd Aug, 2020||starts in 313 days|
|Eid al-Adha 2019||Sunday 11th Aug, 2019||Wednesday 14th Aug, 2019||ended 38 days ago|
|Eid al-Adha 2018||Tuesday 21st Aug, 2018||Friday 24th Aug, 2018||ended 393 days ago|
|Eid al-Adha 2017||Friday 1st Sep, 2017||Monday 4th Sep, 2017||ended 747 days ago|
|Eid al-Adha 2016||Sunday 11th Sep, 2016||Wednesday 14th Sep, 2016||ended 1102 days ago|
|Eid al-Adha 2015||Wednesday 23rd Sep, 2015||Saturday 26th Sep, 2015||ended 1456 days ago|
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