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Eid al-Adha
Iraq

Eid al-Adha 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Iraq

Eid al-Adha is a national public holiday in Iraq and is considered the holiest day on the Islamic calendar.

YearDateDayHoliday
202031 Jul to 3 AugFri to MonEid al-Adha Holiday
202120 Jul to 23 JulTue to FriEid al-Adha Holiday
20229 Jul to 12 JulSat to TueEid al-Adha Holiday
202328 Jun to 1 JulWed to SatEid al-Adha Holiday
202416 Jun to 19 JunSun to WedEid al-Adha Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Eid al-Adha commemorates the day when Ibrahim, according to the Koran, offered Ishmael his son as a sacrifice to Allah after Allah told him to do so in a dream. Allah ultimately provided a goat to be sacrificed instead of Ishmael, after Allah saw Ibrahim’s obedience.

In Iraq, people celebrate Eid al-Adha by going to the local mosque to pray, recite the Koran, and listen to a sermon. They also sacrifice an animal, feast on the meat with family and friends and provide a third of the meat to the poor. Muslims will also gon on Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia at least once in their lives if they are financially and physically able to do so. During Hajj they follow the model of Muhammad and commemorate Ibrahim’s trust in God.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
201911 Aug to 14 AugSun to WedEid al-Adha Holiday
201821 Aug to 24 AugTue to FriEid al-Adha Holiday
20171 Sep to 4 SepFri to MonEid al-Adha Holiday