Eid ul-Adha

Eid ul-Adha 2024

Eid-ul-Adha, a significant Islamic holiday, occurs on the tenth day of the final month, Dhu-al-Hijjah, in the Islamic Lunar Calendar. The specific date of celebration hinges on the legitimate sighting of the moon, post the annual Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj, an obligation for qualifying Muslims.

This commemoration honors Prophet Ibrahim's devotion to Allah SWT and his willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail. When Ibrahim was about to sacrifice Ismail, Allah SWT replaced him with a ram, symbolising Ibrahim's unwavering obedience. Thus, Eid-ul-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, signifies this profound act of devotion.

The duration of Eid-ul-Adha celebrations varies by country, spanning from two to four days. Following the Eid Prayers performed in congregation at the nearest Mosque on Eid morning, the act of Qurbani, or sacrifice, takes place.

Qurbani entails slaughtering an animal to honor Prophet Ibrahim's sacrifice. This ritual, also called Udhiya, occurs over three days, from the 10th to the 12th of Dhu-al-Hijjah. The sacrificial animal, which can be a sheep, lamb, goat, cow, bull, or camel, must be healthy and of a certain age, adhering to halal practices.

What date is Eid-ul Adha 2024?

The date may vary according to moon sightings in different parts of the world. In the UK, Eid-al Adha 2024 is predicted to be on Sunday 16th June 2024.

How many days is Eid-al Adha? 

Eid-al Adha is celebrated for 3 days.

When does Eid al-Adha end?

As the celebration lasts for 3 days, if Eid-al Adha begin on Sunday 16th June, it will end on Tuesday 18th June 2024.