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Eid al-Adha
Iran

Eid al-Adha 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Iran

What is called Eid-e-Ghorban in Iran is called Eid al-Adha in most Muslim-majority countries. Either way, this holiday is the “Feast of the Sacrifice” in reference to the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael at Allah’s command, though Ishmael was spared and a goat sacrificed instead.

YearDateDayHoliday
202120 JulTueEid al-Adha
202210 JulSunEid al-Adha
202329 JunThuEid al-Adha
202417 JunMonEid al-Adha
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

For Eid-e-Ghorban, Iranian Muslims sacrifice a sheep, goat, or other acceptable livestock animal. They then divide the meat three ways. One third goes to the household who performed the sacrifice, one third to friends, relatives, and neighbours, and the final third to those too poor to afford their own sacrificial animal.

Many also attend services at the local mosque or at local public prayer grounds. And there are also a lot of special cultural festivals put on.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202031 JulFriEid al-Adha
201912 AugMonEid al-Adha
201822 AugWedEid al-Adha
20171 SepFriEid al-Adha