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Eid ul-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.

In Negeria, Eid is a public holiday and is celebrated over two days.

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 Lahadi 16 06, 2024 Eid ul-Adha 3 wátàa from now
2024 Litini 17 06, 2024 Eid ul-Adha 3 wátàa from now
2025 Jumaʼa 6 06, 2025 Eid ul-Adha shekara 1 from now
2025 Asabar 7 06, 2025 Eid ul-Adha shekara 1 from now
2026 Laraba 27 05, 2026 Eid ul-Adha shekara 2 from now
2026 Alhamis 28 05, 2026 Eid ul-Adha shekara 2 from now
2027 Lahadi 16 05, 2027 Eid ul-Adha shekara 3 from now
2027 Litini 17 05, 2027 Eid ul-Adha shekara 3 from now
2028 Jumaʼa 5 05, 2028 Eid ul-Adha shekara 4 from now
2028 Asabar 6 05, 2028 Eid ul-Adha shekara 4 from now
2029 Talata 24 04, 2029 Eid ul-Adha shekara 5 from now
2029 Laraba 25 04, 2029 Eid ul-Adha shekara 5 from now
2030 Asabar 13 04, 2030 Eid ul-Adha shekara 6 from now
2030 Lahadi 14 04, 2030 Eid ul-Adha shekara 6 from now
2031 Laraba 2 04, 2031 Eid ul-Adha shekara 7 from now
2031 Alhamis 3 04, 2031 Eid ul-Adha shekara 7 from now
2032 Litini 22 03, 2032 Eid ul-Adha shekara 8 from now
2032 Talata 23 03, 2032 Eid ul-Adha shekara 8 from now
2033 Jumaʼa 11 03, 2033 Eid ul-Adha shekara 9 from now
2033 Asabar 12 03, 2033 Eid ul-Adha shekara 9 from now
2034 Laraba 1 03, 2034 Eid ul-Adha shekara 10 from now
2034 Alhamis 2 03, 2034 Eid ul-Adha shekara 10 from now
2035 Lahadi 18 02, 2035 Eid ul-Adha shekara 10 from now
2035 Litini 19 02, 2035 Eid ul-Adha shekara 10 from now
2036 Alhamis 7 02, 2036 Eid ul-Adha shekara 11 from now
2036 Jumaʼa 8 02, 2036 Eid ul-Adha shekara 11 from now
2037 Litini 26 01, 2037 Eid ul-Adha shekara 12 from now
2037 Talata 27 01, 2037 Eid ul-Adha shekara 12 from now
2038 Asabar 16 01, 2038 Eid ul-Adha shekara 13 from now
2038 Lahadi 17 01, 2038 Eid ul-Adha shekara 13 from now
2039 Laraba 5 01, 2039 Eid ul-Adha shekara 14 from now
2039 Alhamis 6 01, 2039 Eid ul-Adha shekara 14 from now
2039 Litini 26 12, 2039 Eid ul-Adha shekara 15 from now
2039 Talata 27 12, 2039 Eid ul-Adha shekara 15 from now
2023 Laraba 28 06, 2023 Eid ul-Adha 7 wátàa ago
2023 Alhamis 29 06, 2023 Eid ul-Adha 7 wátàa ago
2022 Asabar 9 07, 2022 Eid ul-Adha shekara 1 ago
2022 Lahadi 10 07, 2022 Eid ul-Adha shekara 1 ago
2021 Talata 20 07, 2021 Eid ul-Adha shekara 2 ago
2021 Laraba 21 07, 2021 Eid ul-Adha shekara 2 ago
2020 Jumaʼa 31 07, 2020 Eid ul-Adha shekara 3 ago
2020 Asabar 1 08, 2020 Eid ul-Adha shekara 3 ago
2019 Lahadi 11 08, 2019 Eid ul-Adha shekara 4 ago
2019 Litini 12 08, 2019 Eid ul-Adha shekara 4 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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