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Eid al-Adha in South Africa

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 al-Adha a Public Holiday?

Eid al-Adha is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, July 10, 2022 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in South Africa.

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

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About Eid al-Adha

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Eid al-Adha Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SatSep 2Eid al-AdhaMuslim
2018WedAug 22Eid al-AdhaMuslim
2019MonAug 12Eid al-AdhaMuslim
2020SatAug 1Eid al-AdhaMuslim
2021WedJul 21Eid al-AdhaMuslim
2022SunJul 10Eid al-AdhaMuslim
2023ThuJun 29Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)Muslim
2024MonJun 17Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)Muslim
2025SatJun 7Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)Muslim
2026WedMay 27Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)Muslim
2027MonMay 17Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)Muslim

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