Eid-al-Adha

After the annual pilgrimage Makkah, called Hajjaj, Muslims all around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha. This religious holiday, which also goes by the name The Feast of the Sacrifice, falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for a period of three days . It is a holiday that commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael to God.

At the beginning of this religious holiday, Muslim gather in mosques to make solemn prayers to God. These prayers are then proceeded by the exchange of gifts and greetings between friends and family members. When these initial steps are concluded, then the final step of the ritual can be enacted.

During the holiday, Muslims are expected to sacrifice their finest animal. This can be a cow, goat or camel, depending on the culture and the social status of the person exercising this ritual. After that is done, the meat is separated into three parts. One part is retained for the family. Another part is given to friends and neighbors, and the third part is given to the poor and needy. This act, performed while pronouncing the name of Allah, is symbolic of the willingness to make sacrifices in our lives to God, so that one can remain on the path to righteousness.

Where is Eid-al-Adha celebrated?

This year (2017):
Canada (Sep 2) - Bahrain (Sep 2, Sep 3, Sep 4, Sep 5, Sep 6) - Yemen (Sep 2, Sep 2, Sep 2, Sep 2) - Lebanon (Sep 2) - Bangladesh (Sep 2, Sep 3, Sep 4, Sep 5) - Turkmenistan (Sep 2) - Australia (Sep 2) - Guyana (Sep 2) - Jordan (Sep 2, Sep 2, Sep 3, Sep 4, Sep 5) - Argentina (Sep 2) - United arab emirates (Sep 1, Sep 2, Sep 3) - Gambia (Sep 2) - Maldives (Sep 2) - India (Sep 2) - Chad (Sep 2) - United kingdom (Sep 2) - Mali (Sep 2) - Guinea-bissau (Sep 2) - Mayotte (Sep 2) - Suriname (Sep 2) - Kuwait (Sep 2, Sep 3, Sep 4) - Philippines (Sep 2, Sep 3) - Gabon (Sep 2) - Algeria (Sep 2, Sep 3) - Central african republic (Sep 2) - Uzbekistan (Sep 2) - Ethiopia (Sep 2) - Guinea (Sep 2) - Sri lanka (Sep 2) - Djibouti (Sep 2, Sep 3, Sep 4) - Oman (Sep 2) - Burkina faso (Sep 2) - Togo (Sep 2) - Niger (Sep 2) - Comoros (Sep 2, Sep 3) - Spain - Ceuta, Melilla (Sep 2, Sep 12) - United states (Sep 2) - Mauritania (Sep 2) - Somalia (Sep 2) - Iraq (Sep 2, Sep 3, Sep 4, Sep 5) - South africa (Sep 2) - Syria (Sep 2) - East timor (Sep 2) - Tajikistan (Sep 2) - Tunisia (Sep 2) - Qatar (Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2) - Burundi (Sep 2) - Saudi arabia (Sep 2, Sep 4, Sep 5) - Brunei (Sep 2) - Eritrea (Sep 2) - Morocco (Sep 2, Sep 3) - Macedonia, republic of (Sep 2) - Cameroon (Sep 2) - Sudan (Sep 2) - South sudan (Sep 2) - Uganda (Sep 2) - Libya (Sep 2, Sep 3, Sep 4)
Next year (2018):
Suriname (Aug 22) - Qatar (Aug 22, Aug 22, Aug 22) - Togo (Aug 22) - Jordan (Aug 22, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25) - Australia (Aug 22) - Iraq (Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25) - Yemen (Aug 22, Aug 22, Aug 22, Aug 22) - Brunei (Aug 22) - East timor (Aug 22) - Eritrea (Aug 22) - Burkina faso (Aug 22) - Argentina (Aug 22) - Philippines (Aug 22, Aug 23) - Guinea-bissau (Aug 22) - United states (Aug 22) - Mayotte (Aug 22) - Mali (Aug 22) - Turkmenistan (Aug 22) - Algeria (Aug 22, Aug 23) - Kuwait (Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24) - Uzbekistan (Aug 22) - Somalia (Aug 22) - Oman (Aug 22) - South sudan (Aug 22) - Central african republic (Aug 22) - Bahrain (Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26) - Comoros (Aug 22, Aug 23) - Guyana (Aug 22) - Gambia (Aug 22) - Spain - Ceuta, Melilla (Aug 22, Sep 12) - Ethiopia (Aug 22) - Djibouti (Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24) - Niger (Aug 22) - Mauritania (Aug 22) - Uganda (Aug 22) - Saudi arabia (Aug 22, Aug 24, Aug 25) - Lebanon (Aug 22) - Libya (Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24) - Tajikistan (Aug 22) - Chad (Aug 22) - Tunisia (Aug 22) - Canada (Aug 22) - Burundi (Aug 22) - Sudan (Aug 22) - Maldives (Aug 22) - Guinea (Aug 22) - Cameroon (Aug 22) - Syria (Aug 22) - Morocco (Aug 22, Aug 23) - Macedonia, republic of (Aug 22) - Gabon (Aug 22) - South africa (Aug 22) - United kingdom (Aug 22)
Last year (2016):
Suriname (Sep 13) - Oman (Sep 13) - Maldives (Sep 13) - Bangladesh (Sep 12, Sep 13, Sep 13, Sep 14) - South africa (Sep 13) - Guinea-bissau (Sep 13) - East timor (Sep 13) - Iraq (Sep 13, Sep 14, Sep 15, Sep 16) - Canada (Sep 13) - Sudan (Sep 13) - Chad (Sep 13) - Qatar (Sep 9, Sep 10, Sep 11, Sep 12, Sep 13, Sep 14, Sep 15, Sep 16, Sep 17) - Macedonia, republic of (Sep 13) - Syria (Sep 13) - Turkmenistan (Sep 13) - Lebanon (Sep 13) - Niger (Sep 13) - Togo (Sep 13) - Philippines (Sep 10, Sep 11, Sep 12) - Kuwait (Sep 13, Sep 14, Sep 15) - Djibouti (Sep 13, Sep 14, Sep 15) - Uganda (Sep 12) - Spain - Ceuta, Melilla (Sep 12, Sep 13) - Central african republic (Sep 13) - Guyana (Sep 13) - Burkina faso (Sep 13) - Gambia (Sep 13) - India (Sep 12) - South sudan (Sep 13) - Uzbekistan (Sep 13) - Argentina (Sep 13) - Jordan (Sep 13, Sep 13, Sep 14, Sep 15, Sep 16) - Australia (Sep 13) - Brunei (Sep 13) - United states (Sep 13) - Saudi arabia (Sep 10, Sep 11, Sep 12, Sep 13, Sep 14, Sep 15) - Morocco (Sep 13, Sep 14) - Burundi (Sep 13) - Comoros (Sep 13, Sep 14) - Sri lanka (Sep 12) - Gabon (Sep 13) - Mayotte (Sep 13) - Mali (Sep 13) - United arab emirates (Sep 11, Sep 12, Sep 13, Sep 14, Sep 15) - Bahrain (Sep 13, Sep 14, Sep 15, Sep 16, Sep 17) - Eritrea (Sep 13) - Cameroon (Sep 13) - Guinea (Sep 13) - Tunisia (Sep 13) - Yemen (Sep 13, Sep 13, Sep 13, Sep 13) - Libya (Sep 13, Sep 14, Sep 15) - Somalia (Sep 13) - Tajikistan (Sep 13) - Algeria (Sep 13, Sep 14) - Mauritania (Sep 13) - United kingdom (Sep 13) - Ethiopia (Sep 13)