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Eid al-Adha
Yemen

Eid al-Adha 2021, 2022 and 2023 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
202119 JulMonEid al-Adha Holiday
20 JulTueEid al-Adha
21 Jul to 23 JulWed to FriEid al-Adha Holiday
20228 JulFriEid al-Adha Holiday
9 JulSatEid al-Adha
10 Jul to 12 JulSun to TueEid al-Adha Holiday
202327 JunTueEid al-Adha Holiday
28 JunWedEid al-Adha
29 Jun to 1 JulThu to SatEid al-Adha Holiday
202415 JunSatEid al-Adha Holiday
16 JunSunEid al-Adha
17 Jun to 19 JunMon to WedEid 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
202030 JulThuEid al-Adha Holiday
31 JulFriEid al-Adha
1 Aug to 3 AugSat to MonEid al-Adha Holiday
201910 AugSatEid al-Adha Holiday
11 AugSunEid al-Adha
12 Aug to 14 AugMon to WedEid al-Adha Holiday
201820 AugMonEid al-Adha Holiday
21 AugTueEid al-Adha
22 Aug to 24 AugWed to FriEid al-Adha Holiday
201731 AugThuEid al-Adha Holiday
1 SepFriEid al-Adha
2 Sep to 4 SepSat to MonEid al-Adha Holiday