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Eid al-Adha
Egypt

Eid al-Adha 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Egypt

Eid al-Adha is a national holiday in Egypt, as in other Islamic countries. The feast celebrates the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice even his son Ishmael out of obedience to Allah.

YearDateDayHoliday
202120 JulTueEid al-Adha
21 JulWedEid al-Adha Holiday
20229 JulSatEid al-Adha
10 JulSunEid al-Adha Holiday
202328 JunWedEid al-Adha
29 JunThuEid al-Adha Holiday
202416 JunSunEid al-Adha
17 JunMonEid al-Adha Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

It is said Allah prevented Ibrahim from going through with the sacrifice of Ishmael at the last moment, and that it was only a test of Ibrahim’s faith. Muslims remember Ibrahim’s obedience by sacrificing a sheep, goat, or other livestock for Eid al-Adha. The streets will be full of livestock on this day, and the slaughterhouses will be immensely busy.

Those who can’t afford their own sacrificial animal will generally be given meat from a Muslim family who has slaughtered an animal.

The first order of business on Eid al-Adha is to attend early morning prayers at the local mosque or at another location. But right after mosque, people go to sacrifice an animal and then to hold a festive feast with family and friends.

Many will also don their best attire, visit relatives, exchange small gifts, give candy and sweets to children, and attend various cultural and religious events on Eid al-Adha.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202031 JulFriEid al-Adha
1 AugSatEid al-Adha Holiday
201911 AugSunEid al-Adha
12 AugMonEid al-Adha Holiday
201821 AugTueEid al-Adha
22 AugWedEid al-Adha Holiday
20171 SepFriEid al-Adha
2 SepSatEid al-Adha Holiday