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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.

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

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 Type
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
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

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