Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
You are here: Home Calendar Expired Events Expired 2018 Eid al-Adha (Id Arafa) 2018

Eid al-Adha (Id Arafa) 2018


August 22 (estimated). The Feast of the Sacrifice, this festival concludes the Hajj (annual pilgrimages to Mecca, Saudi Arabia) and recalls Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to Allah (God).

What Holiday
When August 22, 2018 12:00 AM to
August 23, 2018 12:00 AM
Add event to calendar vCal

Based on lunar observation in North America, in 2018 Eid al-Adha will start on Wed, Aug 22. Note that in the Muslim calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims in North America will celebrate Eid al-Adha at sunset the night before.

Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, commemorates the prophet Abraham's willingness to obey Allah by sacrificing his son Ishmael. According to the Qu'ran, just before Abraham sacrificed his son, Allah replaced Ishmael with a ram, thus sparing his life.

One of the two most important Islamic festivals, Eid al-Adha begins on the 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja, the last month of the Islamic calendar. Lasting for three days, it occurs at the conclusion of the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca. Muslims all over the world celebrate, not simply those undertaking the hajj, which for most Muslims is a once-a-lifetime occurrence.

NOTE: The Islamic calendar is based on lunar observation; thus, the above dates may vary by one or two days. Dates apply to North America

-See also:

The Islamic Calendar according to the criteria adopted by The Fiqh Council of North America

When is: Dates of Religious and Civil Holidays around the World.

Document Actions
« November 2018 »