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Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in United Arab Emirates

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 (Feast of Sacrifice) a Public Holiday?

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) 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 Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

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

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About Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

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Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017FriSep 1Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
2018TueAug 21Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
2019SunAug 11Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
2020FriJul 31Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
2021TueJul 20Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
2022SatJul 9Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
2023ThuJun 29Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (Tentative Date)National holiday
2024MonJun 17Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (Tentative Date)National holiday

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