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Eid al-Adha
Iran

Eid al-Adha 2024, 2025 and 2026 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
202417 JunMonEid al-Adha
20256 JunFriEid al-Adha
202626 MayTueEid 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
202329 JunThuEid al-Adha
202210 JulSunEid al-Adha