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Feast of the Sacrifice in Egypt

Quick Facts

Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is a four-day Islamic festival starting on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.

Local names

NameLanguage
Feast of the SacrificeEnglish
Eid El-Adha (Opferfest)German
عيد الأضحىArabic

Feast of the Sacrifice 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Feast of the Sacrifice 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015
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Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Muslims around the world observe this event.

Eid al Adha

Animals are decorated in plastic jewellery for Eid al-Adha, a holiday celebrated in memory of Abraham's sacrifice.

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Feast of the Sacrifice Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
FriJan 212005Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
TueJan 102006Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
SunDec 312006Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
ThuDec 202007Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
TueDec 92008Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
SatNov 282009Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
MonNov 152010Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
SunNov 62011Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
FriOct 262012Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
TueOct 152013Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
SatOct 42014Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
ThuSep 242015Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
TueSep 132016Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
SatSep 22017Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
WedAug 222018Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
MonAug 122019Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday
FriJul 312020Feast of the SacrificeNational holiday

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