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Eid al-Adha
Palestine

Eid al-Adha 2019 and 2020

Palestinian Muslims in Gaza and the West Bank celebrate Eid al-Adha with the rest of the Muslim world each year. This is the most important day of the year on the Islamic calendar.

YearDateDayHoliday
201911 AugSunEid al-Adha
12 AugMonEid al-Adha Holiday
13 AugTueEid al-Adha Holiday
202031 JulFriEid al-Adha
1 AugSatEid al-Adha Holiday
2 AugSunEid al-Adha Holiday

Muslims in Palestine attend early morning services at mosques to hear once again about Ibrahim’s willingness to obey Allah. They may also attend sunrise outdoor prayers sessions.

Many will sacrifice a goat, sheep, cow, or other animal on this day, and that means the streets can be packed with livestock.

Later, at home, families and friends find time to visit and feast and celebrate together. Sweets are often given to children, and food and money are shared with the poor.

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