Eid Al-Adha 2024 dates have been announced

Everything you need to know…

If you’re spending Eid Al Adha 2024 in the Kingdom, you’ll likely want to know all about when it is, and most importantly how many days off you’ll be enjoying.

Eid Al Adha 2024, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice is coming up on Sunday June 16  and is the second of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam. But like Eid Al-Fitr, the exact dates for Eid Al-Adha depend on the moon’s sighting and will be confirmed closer to the time.

What is Eid Al Adha?

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In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid Al Adha falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for three days. The holiday commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to obey God by sacrificing his son. God then provided him with a lamb to sacrifice in his son’s place.

Animals are now sacrificed to commemorate the occasion, and the meat is divided into three portions one portion is for friends and relatives, while the rest of the meat is distributed to the poor and the needy.

The festival is preceded by the annual religious pilgrimage, Hajj. The rites of pilgrimage are performed over five to six days, extending from the 8th to the 13th of Dhu al-Hijjah.

The days off you’ll be enjoying

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Eid Al Adha falls on Dhul Hijjah 10 to 12, which, according to astrological calculations, which corresponds to Sunday June 16, 2024 to Tuesday June 18, 2024.  this year’s Eid Al-Adha will turn the preceding weekend into part of a long weekend holiday.

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