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Eid al-Adha
Algeria

Eid al-Adha 2019 and 2020

In Algeria, an overwhelmingly Muslim country, Eid al-Adha is a national public holiday. Eid al-Adha looks back to the “almost sacrifice” of Ishmael by Ibrahim according to Koranic tradition.

YearDateDayHoliday
201911 AugSunEid al-Adha
12 AugMonEid al-Adha Holiday
202031 JulFriEid al-Adha
1 AugSatEid al-Adha Holiday

Muslims celebrate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son in accord with Allah’s command, even though Allah stopped him from going through it. Some Muslims in Algeria will go on pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to participate in special Eid al-Adha ceremonies as part of Hajj.

Eid al Ahdha falls on the tenth day of the month Hajjah on the Islamic calendar. The date moves 10 or 11 days each year on the Gregorian Calendar.

To celebrate Eid al-Adha, Muslims in Algeria go to a mosque, prayer ground, or prayer court to offer special prayers and hear a sermon. They dress up in the their finest clothes, and later at home, they feast on the meat of livestock animals that have been sacrificed.

They also share food with those who can’t afford their own feast and visit relatives on this day.

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