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Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice) in Iran

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 Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice) a Public Holiday?

Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice) is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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

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About Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)

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Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017FriSep 1Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
2018TueAug 21Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
2019MonAug 12Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
2020FriJul 31Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
2021TueJul 20Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
2022SunJul 10Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice) (Tentative Date)National holiday
2023ThuJun 29Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice) (Tentative Date)National holiday
2024MonJun 17Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice) (Tentative Date)National holiday
2025SatJun 7Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice) (Tentative Date)National holiday
2026WedMay 27Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice) (Tentative Date)National holiday
2027MonMay 17Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice) (Tentative Date)National holiday

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