Eid al-adha is known as the festival of sacrifice. It is one of the important Islamic festivals. This occurs on the 10th day of the lunar month of Zul-Hijja. This festival is also the finishing act of pilgrimage in Makkah. It is celebrated in the honor of the faith of Prophet Abraham by sacrificing animals like camels, goats and sheep in the path of ALLAH. The meat obtained from this is divided into three sections. One is for oneself, the other is for relatives and friends and the third one is for the needy and the poor. The festival of Eid al-adha is celebrated despite the fact that one is observing 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 2024 will be observed on the sunset of Sunday 16th Jun, 2024.
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||Monday 17th Jun, 2024||Thursday 20th Jun, 2024||starts in 1913 days|
|Eid al-Adha 2023||Thursday 29th Jun, 2023||Sunday 2nd Jul, 2023||starts in 1559 days|
|Eid al-Adha 2022||Sunday 10th Jul, 2022||Wednesday 13th Jul, 2022||starts in 1205 days|
|Eid al-Adha 2021||Tuesday 20th Jul, 2021||Friday 23rd Jul, 2021||starts in 850 days|
|Eid al-Adha 2020||Thursday 30th Jul, 2020||Sunday 2nd Aug, 2020||starts in 495 days|
|Eid al-Adha 2019||Monday 12th Aug, 2019||Thursday 15th Aug, 2019||starts in 142 days|
|Eid al-Adha 2018||Tuesday 21st Aug, 2018||Friday 24th Aug, 2018||ended 210 days ago|
|Eid al-Adha 2017||Friday 1st Sep, 2017||Monday 4th Sep, 2017||ended 564 days ago|
|Eid al-Adha 2016||Sunday 11th Sep, 2016||Wednesday 14th Sep, 2016||ended 919 days ago|
|Eid al-Adha 2015||Wednesday 23rd Sep, 2015||Saturday 26th Sep, 2015||ended 1273 days ago|
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