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Eid ul Adha in South Africa

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. Muslims around the world observe this event.

Is Eid ul Adha a Public Holiday?

Even though Eid ul Adha falls on Saturday, August 1, 2020, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in South Africa.

Qurbani Cattle market in Bangladesh.

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About Eid ul Adha

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Eid ul Adha Observances

Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuSep 24Eid ul AdhaMuslim
2016TueSep 13Eid ul AdhaMuslim
2017SatSep 2Eid ul AdhaMuslim
2018WedAug 22Eid ul AdhaMuslim
2019MonAug 12Eid ul AdhaMuslim
2020SatAug 1Eid ul AdhaMuslim
2021TueJul 20Eid ul AdhaMuslim
2022SunJul 10Eid ul AdhaMuslim
2023ThuJun 29Eid ul AdhaMuslim
2024MonJun 17Eid ul AdhaMuslim
2025SatJun 7Eid ul AdhaMuslim

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