When is Eid Ul-Adha 2022? What day is Islamic festival

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Eid ul-adha or Eid-al-adha comes after the completion of the Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj

An important date for Muslims is approaching – Eid ul-adha, also known as Eid al-adha.

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It is the second Eid celebration in the religious yearly Islamic calendar and is scheduled to take place in July.

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The exact date of Eid ul-adha will not be known until the time draws near due to the sighting of the moon.

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So when will Eid ul adha this year, how will people be celebrating and why can’t the date be confirmed until closer to time?

Here’s everything you need to know.

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The day that the celebrations for Eid-al-Adha fall depends on a legitimate sighting of the moon after the conclusion of the Holy Hajj pilgrimage

What is Eid ul Adha?

The celebration of Eid ul-adha, considered the holier of the two festivals, is said to commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim’s devotion to Allah, who was willing to sacrifice his son Ismail.

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At the sacrificial site, Allah replaced Ismail with a ram to be sacrificed in place of his son.

The original command from Allah was a test of Prophet Ibrahim’s commitment to obey his Lord’s command without question.

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Therefore, Eid ul-adha means the festival of sacrifice. This event is mentioned in the Koran, the Islamic holy book.

When is Eid ul-adha this year?

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The day of Eid ul-Adha falls on the tenth day of the twelfth and last month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Dhu-al-Hijjah.

The date on which the celebrations for Eid-ul-adha fall depends on a lawful sighting of the moon after the conclusion of the Holy Hajj Pilgrimage – an annual pilgrimage to Hajj Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the holiest city for Muslims.

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When is Hajj?

The Hajj is expected to take place between Thursday July 7th and Tuesday July 12th.

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According to Saudi Arabia’s Umm al-Qura calendar, Eid al-adha is expected to fall around Saturday 9 July and end around Wednesday 13 July this year – but the date is getting closer with a sighting of the new of time confirms moon.

How is Eid ul Adha celebrated?

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Traditionally, Muslims celebrate the occasion by sacrificing a lamb, goat, cow or other animal and sharing the meat with loved ones or the less fortunate.

The animal must be in good health and above a certain age to be sacrificed, which must be done in a halal-friendly Islamic manner.

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Eid al-Adha is a public holiday in Muslim countries, but Muslims in the UK can take the day off to celebrate this festival.

They will wear their best clothes for the occasion, go to the mosque for prayers and donate money to charity to enable poorer families to have a proper Eid festival.

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Traditionally, mosques and community groups often organize meals together.

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One of the good wishes and greetings that people wish each other during the festival is:

“May the divine blessings of Allah bring you hope, faith and joy on Eid ul-adha and forever. Happy Eid ul-adha 2022”

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