Eid al-Adha is the most important of all Islamic holidays on Bahrain’s national calendar. It occurs on the tenth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah on the Islamic calendar, while the date moves 11 days earlier each year on the Gregorian calendar.
|2019||11 Aug||Sun||Eid al-Adha|
|12 Aug||Mon||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|13 Aug||Tue||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|2020||31 Jul||Fri||Eid al-Adha|
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Eid al-Adha is a very holy day for Muslims, yet, in Bahrain, it has become a very exuberant festival day as well. There are many events for kids and adults alike all over the island, and there are many special luncheons at hotels and restaurants as well as fireworks shows.
Most Muslims will go to mosque, sacrifice an animal for the feast if they can afford it, put on their best clothes, visit friends and relatives, and spend a lot of time with family at home.