Eid al-Adha Dates Announced

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Eid al-Adha also called the “Sacrifice Feast”, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God’s command.

Eid al-Adha is the latter of the two Eid holidays, the former being Eid al-Fitr. The word “Eid” appears once in Al-Ma’ida, the fifth sura of the Quran, with the meaning “solemn festival”.

Eid al-Adha 2017 in India will begin in the evening of Friday, 1 September and ends in the evening of Saturday, 2 September.

The Eid al-Adha is Islam’s holiest festival celebrated annually around the world and is an official holiday in Muslim-majority countries.

Eid al-Adha is also the third day of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

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