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Eid al-Adha in Ethiopia

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
Eid al-AdhaEnglish
ኢድ አል አድሃAmharic
Eid-al-Adha (Opferfest)German

Alternative name

Feast of the Sacrifice

Eid al-Adha 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Eid al-Adha 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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About Eid al-Adha

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Eid al-Adha Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
WedFeb 122003Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
MonFeb 22004Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
FriJan 212005Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
TueJan 102006Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
SunDec 312006Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
ThuDec 202007Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
TueDec 92008Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
SatNov 282009Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
WedNov 172010Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
MonNov 72011Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
FriOct 262012Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
TueOct 152013Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
SatOct 42014Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
ThuSep 242015Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
TueSep 132016Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
SatSep 22017Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
WedAug 222018Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
MonAug 122019Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
FriJul 312020Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday

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