Home   Calendar   Holidays   Azerbaijan   Feast of the Sacrifice
Flag for Azerbaijan

Feast of the Sacrifice in Azerbaijan

On Eid al-Adha, Muslims demonstrate their obedience to Allah by sacrificing an animal. The holiday is inspired by a story from the Quran that is also known to Christians and Jews.

Is Feast of the Sacrifice a Public Holiday?

Feast of the Sacrifice is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Sheep are among the animals sacrificed on Eid al-Adha.

©iStockphoto.com/oyaboya

About Feast of the Sacrifice

Read more about Feast of the Sacrifice.

Feast of the Sacrifice Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2006–2025.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2006TueJan 10Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2006SunDec 31Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2007ThuDec 20Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2008TueDec 9Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2009FriNov 27Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2010WedNov 17Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2011MonNov 7Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2012ThuOct 25Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2014SatOct 4Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2015ThuSep 24Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2016TueSep 13Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2017FriSep 1Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2018WedAug 22Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2019SunAug 11Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2020FriJul 31Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2021TueJul 20Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2022SatJul 9Feast of the SacrificePublic holiday
2023ThuJun 29Feast of the Sacrifice (Tentative Date)Public holiday
2024MonJun 17Feast of the Sacrifice (Tentative Date)Public holiday
2025SatJun 7Feast of the Sacrifice (Tentative Date)Public holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.