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Aid el-Kebir in Cote d'Ivoire

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 Aid el-Kebir a Public Holiday?

Aid el-Kebir 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 Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

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

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About Aid el-Kebir

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Aid el-Kebir Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SatSep 2Aid el-KebirPublic Holiday
2018WedAug 22Aid el-KebirPublic Holiday
2019SunAug 11Aid el-KebirPublic Holiday
2020FriJul 31Aid el-KebirPublic Holiday
2021TueJul 20Aid el-KebirPublic Holiday
2022SunJul 10Aid el-KebirPublic Holiday
2023ThuJun 29Aid el-KebirPublic Holiday
2024MonJun 17Aid el-KebirPublic Holiday
2025SatJun 7Aid el-KebirPublic Holiday
2026WedMay 27Aid el-KebirPublic Holiday
2027MonMay 17Aid el-KebirPublic Holiday

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