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Eid al-Adha in Sri Lanka

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 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 2020, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Qurbani Cattle market in Bangladesh.

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About Eid al-Adha

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Eid al-Adha Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2021.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
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
2021TueJul 20Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday

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