Everything you need to know about Eid al-Adha in United States and When is Eid al Adha 2022, 2023, 2024 and further years.
When is Eid al Adhain
Eid al Adha begins on the 10th day of the Muslim calendar lunar month of Dhul-Hijja, at the time of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
When is Eid al Adha 2022 in United States
Eid al-Adha 2022 in United States begins in the evening of Saturday, July 9 and ends in the evening of Sunday, July 10, 2022.
When is Eid al Adha 2023
Eid al-Adha 2023 in United States begins in the evening of Wednesday, June 28 and ends in the evening of Thursday, June 29, 2023.
When is Eid al Adha 2024
Eid al-Adha 2024 in United States begins in the evening of Sunday, June 16 and ends in the evening of Thursday, June 20, 2024.
When is Eid al Adha 2025
Eid al-Adha 2025 in United States begins in the evening of Friday, June 6 and ends in the evening of Tuesday, June 10, 2025.
When is Eid al Adha 2026
Eid al-Adha 2026 in United States begins in the evening of Tuesday, May 26 and ends in the evening of Saturday, May 30, 2026.
Eid al-Adha 2021 began in the evening of Monday, July 19 and ended in the evening of Friday, July 23, 2021
What is Eid al Adha
Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” signifies the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim, known as Abraham in Christianity and Judaisim, to sacrifice his son, Ismail as ordered by Allah. It is one of Islam’s most important holidays.
Usually lasting three to four days, and celebrated by millions of Muslims worldwide, the holiday begins on the 10th day of the Muslim calendar lunar month of Dhul-Hijja, at the time of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. In the United States.
Considered the holiest of the two Eids, the other being Eid al-Fitr, or “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” that commemorates the end of Ramadan, it is one of two major Muslim holidays celebrated across the globe each year.
The Story of Eid al-Adha
In the Quran, Ibrahim has a dream in which Allah commands him to sacrifice his son, Ismail, as a sign of obedience to God. In the writing, Shaytaan, or Satan attempts to confuse Ibrahim and tempt him to not go through with the act, but Ibrahim drives him away.
However, as Ibrahim is about to kill Ismail, Allah stops him, sending the Angel Jibreel, or Gabriel, with a ram to sacrifice instead. The commemoration of the Adha, which is Arabic for sacrifice, takes place on the final day of the Hajj pilgrimage, the fifth pillar of Islam.
How Eid al-Adha Is Celebrated
Because Ibrahim was allowed to sacrifice a ram instead of his son, Eid al-Adha is traditionally celebrated on its first day, by those with means to do so, with the symbolic sacrifice of a lamb, goat, cow, camel or other animal that is then divided into threes to be shared equally among family, friends and the needy.
Muslim worshippers typically perform a communal prayer, or ṣalāt, at dawn on the first day of the festival, attend Mosque, donate to charities and visit with family and friends, also exchanging gifts.