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Eid al-Adha
Yemen

Eid al-Adha 2025 and 2026 in Yemen

Eid al-Adha is a public holiday in Yemen. It is the holiest day of the year to Muslims, and it is also a time when some in Yemen are away on Hajj Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia if they are financially and physically able to do so.

YearDateDayHoliday
20255 JunThuEid al-Adha Holiday
6 JunFriEid al-Adha
7 Jun to 9 JunSat to MonEid al-Adha Holiday
202626 MayTueEid al-Adha Holiday
27 MayWedEid al-Adha
28 May to 30 MayThu to SatEid al-Adha Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Eid al-Adha commemorates the act of offering Ishmael to Allah by Ibrahim according to Koranic tradition. It is said that Allah was pleased with Ibrahim’s obedience but spared Ishmael by providing a goat to be sacrificed instead.

The actual places where the events of Eid al-Adha took place, according to Muslim belief, are in and around Mecca. But most Muslims stay home and sacrifice a sheep or goat on this day. The meat is the basis for a family feast, while part of it is given to the poor.

Also, many attend mosque or outdoor prayer sessions, visit relatives and friends, exchange gifts, and greet everyone they meet with a “Happy Eid!” Children are often given gifts and candy.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202415 JunSatEid al-Adha Holiday
16 JunSunEid al-Adha
17 Jun to 19 JunMon to WedEid al-Adha Holiday
202327 JunTueEid al-Adha Holiday
28 JunWedEid al-Adha
29 Jun to 1 JulThu to SatEid al-Adha Holiday