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Eid al-Adha in Sri Lanka

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 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 Eid al-Adha

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Eid al-Adha Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2014–2023.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2014SunOct 5Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
2015ThuSep 24Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
2016MonSep 12Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
2017SatSep 2Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
2018WedAug 22Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
2019MonAug 12Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
2020SatAug 1Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
2021WedJul 21Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
2022SunJul 10Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
2023ThuJun 29Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)Public Holiday

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