Eid ul-Adha means the Festival of Sacrifice. Allah commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice his only son Ishmael to Him. Ibrahim obeyed, however, in the end Allah substituted a ram to be sacrificed instead as Ibrahim had proven that he would obey Allah's commands.
This day celebrates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael to Allah.
This holiday is celebrated on the tenth day of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijja.
Year Eid ul-Adha 2013 Tuesday, October 15th 2014 Sunday, October 5th 2015 Thursday, September 24th 2016 Monday, September 12th 2017 Friday, September 1st 2018 Wednesday, August 22nd 2019 Monday, August 12th 2020 Friday, July 31st
*Note: these dates are based on astrological mathematical calculations that predict the visibility of the moon. The exact day of the holiday cannot be known for certain until the relevant moon is actually sighted. Predictions could be off by one day.