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Eid al-Adha

Eid ul-Adha or Eid al-Adha is the second most important holiday in Islam after Eid al-Fitr. In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the tenth day of the month Zulhijjah. The exact date varies according to the Muslim calendar, which follows the lunar cycle.

Eid al-Adha commemorates the Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail as a form of obedience to Allah. According to tradition, however, Allah intervened at the last minute and sent a ram to be sacrificed in place of Ishmael. This event symbolises faith in devotion and obedience to Allah. The story is told in the Qur'an in Sura 37:99-113.

The name «Eid al-Adha» literally means «Feast of Sacrifice». The core of this celebration is the sacrifice of an animal (sheep, goats, camels and other animals) , which is available to Muslims. The meat of the sacrificial animal is then divided into three parts: one third for the family, one third for friends and relatives and one third for the needy and poor. This tradition is meant to emphasise sharing and solidarity with others.

It has been a public holiday in Kenya since 1964.

The list below is a conversion from Islamic lunar calendar to Gregorian calendar, it may have variations as regional is determined by sighting of the crescent moon.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Sunday Jun 16, 2024 Eid al-Adha 3 months from now
2025 Friday Jun 6, 2025 Eid al-Adha 1 year from now
2026 Wednesday May 27, 2026 Eid al-Adha 2 years from now
2027 Sunday May 16, 2027 Eid al-Adha 3 years from now
2028 Friday May 5, 2028 Eid al-Adha 4 years from now
2029 Tuesday Apr 24, 2029 Eid al-Adha 5 years from now
2030 Saturday Apr 13, 2030 Eid al-Adha 6 years from now
2031 Wednesday Apr 2, 2031 Eid al-Adha 7 years from now
2032 Monday Mar 22, 2032 Eid al-Adha 8 years from now
2033 Friday Mar 11, 2033 Eid al-Adha 9 years from now
2034 Wednesday Mar 1, 2034 Eid al-Adha 10 years from now
2035 Sunday Feb 18, 2035 Eid al-Adha 10 years from now
2036 Thursday Feb 7, 2036 Eid al-Adha 11 years from now
2037 Monday Jan 26, 2037 Eid al-Adha 12 years from now
2038 Saturday Jan 16, 2038 Eid al-Adha 13 years from now
2039 Wednesday Jan 5, 2039 Eid al-Adha 14 years from now
2039 Monday Dec 26, 2039 Eid al-Adha 15 years from now
2023 Wednesday Jun 28, 2023 Eid al-Adha 7 months ago
2022 Saturday Jul 9, 2022 Eid al-Adha 1 year ago
2021 Tuesday Jul 20, 2021 Eid al-Adha 2 years ago
2020 Friday Jul 31, 2020 Eid al-Adha 3 years ago
2019 Sunday Aug 11, 2019 Eid al-Adha 4 years ago
The festivity dates listed in the table above have been prepared with the greatest possible care and to the best of our knowledge. If you find any bugs, please let us know using below the feedback form. Thanks very much.

Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.


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