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Id el Kabir in Nigeria

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 Id el Kabir a Public Holiday?

Id el Kabir 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 Id el Kabir

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Id el Kabir Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SatSep 2Id el KabirPublic Holiday
2018WedAug 22Id el KabirPublic Holiday
2019MonAug 12Id el KabirPublic Holiday
2020FriJul 31Id el KabirPublic Holiday
2021TueJul 20Id el KabirPublic Holiday
2022SunJul 10Id el Kabir (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2023ThuJun 29Id el Kabir (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2024MonJun 17Id el Kabir (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2025SatJun 7Id el Kabir (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2026WedMay 27Id el Kabir (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2027MonMay 17Id el Kabir (Tentative Date)Public Holiday

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