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

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 (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.

Qurbani Cattle market in Bangladesh.
Qurbani Cattle market in Bangladesh.
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About Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

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Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2010WedNov 17Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
2011MonNov 7Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
2012FriOct 26Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
2013TueOct 15Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
2014SatOct 4Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
2015WedSep 23Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
2016SunSep 11Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
2017FriSep 1Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
2018TueAug 21Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
2019MonAug 12Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 
2020FriJul 31Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday 

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