When is Eid al-Adha 2022?

7/4/2022 10:06 AM
Members of the Muslim community pray in Burgess Park as part of the first day of Eid al-Adha celebrations on September 1, 2017 in London

Eid al-Adha 2022 / 1443 will be on Saturday 9th July.

Now that we know the 1st day of Dhul Hijjah 1443AH is on 30th June 2022, we can work out when the important dates of Hajj will fall:

Friday 8 July - Day of Arafat 2022/1443
Saturday 9 July - Eid al-Adha 2022/1443
10, 11, 12 July - The days of tashreeq

READ: Why wasn’t Eid al-Adha announced sooner?

Factfile on Eid al-Adha for non-Muslims

What is Eid al-Adha and how is it celebrated?

Eid al-Adha is translated as the Feast of Sacrifice and is one of the two major Islamic festivals in the Islamic Calendar (the other is Eid al-Fitr).  

What is the significance of Eid al-Adha?

This feast falls on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah and it honours Prophet Ibrahim's (AS) faith in Allah (SWT).

Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his only son, Ismail (AS), as an act of obedience to Allah's will. But at the last moment, Allah interjected and placed a ram for him to sacrifice instead.

To commemorate this, every capable Muslim is expected to sacrifice and animal, known as Qurbani or Udhiyah, on Eid al-Adha. After the animal has been sacrificed, it is common practice to divide the meat into three equal portions - one for home, one for friends and relatives, and one for the poor and needy.

Read: Why you should consider doing Qurbani locally

How do Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha?

Eid al-Adha is a public holiday in all Muslim majority countries. Depending on the country, celebrations can last anywhere between two and four days

On the day of Eid, Muslims go to the mosque for a special Eid prayer in the morning. People dress in their best clothes and are mindful of Allah and all the blessings they have received from him.

It is a time to visit and celebrate with family and friends and have a big feast from the sacrifice made earlier.