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Eid al-Adha
Ghana

Eid al-Adha 2020 and 2021 in Ghana

In Ghana, Eid al-Adha is kept up by all Muslims as the most important holiday of the year. It is known as “big Eid” in contrast to Eid ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan and is called “little Eid”.

YearDateDayHoliday
202031 JulFriEid al-Adha
202120 JulTueEid al-Adha

For “big Eid”, Ghana’s Muslims will sacrifice a sheep, goat, cow, or other livestock animal. The meat is divided in thirds, one third each to be given to family, friends, and to the poor. A special donation to the poor to help them buy new clothes and food for Eid al-Adha is also mandatory.

Muslims will gather at mosques for prayer on Eid al-Adha, then go home to feast and celebrate with family and friends. They may also exchange gifts on Eid al-Adha.