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Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha 2022, 2023 and 2024 in Rwanda

Islamic holidays like Eid al-Adha have official public holiday status in Rwanda, even though only about two percent of the population are Muslim.

20229 JulSatEid al-Adha
11 JulMonEid al-Adha Holiday
202328 JunWedEid al-Adha
202416 JunSunEid al-Adha
17 JunMonEid al-Adha Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Very few Rwandans can afford to go on the Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca this time of year, and so most stay to celebrate at home.

The major events of the Eid al-Adha festival are attendance at special mosque services, sacrificing an animal to commemorate the near-sacrifice of Ishmael, feasting with family and friends, and giving donations of food, money, or both to the poor so they too can have a “happy Eid”.

Previous Years

202120 JulTueEid al-Adha
202031 JulFriEid al-Adha
201911 AugSunEid al-Adha
12 AugMonEid al-Adha Holiday
201821 AugTueEid al-Adha
20171 SepFriEid al-Adha