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Eid al-Hajj
Tanzania

Eid al-Hajj 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Tanzania

Eid al-Hajj, the most important of all Islamic festivals, is a public holiday in Tanzania. The date of the holiday moves each year on the Gregorian calendar.

YearDateDayHoliday
202120 JulTueEid al-Hajj
20229 JulSatEid al-Hajj
202328 JunWedEid al-Hajj
202416 JunSunEid al-Hajj
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Tanzania is 60 percent Christian and 35 percent Muslim. Nearly all the island of Zanzibar is Muslim, and the country was formed when mainland Tanganyika and the island-state of Zanzibar united to form Tanzania just after the close of the colonial period.

The biggest Eid al-Hajj celebrations take place in Zanzibar Town, but there are animal sacrifices and mosque services for Eid al-Hajj along the heavily Muslim coast of Tanganyika and elsewhere throughout Tanzania as well.

Eid al-Hajj is a time of family gatherings, feasts, jubilation, and reflection on the meaning of obedience to Allah to Muslims all over Tanzania.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202031 JulFriEid al-Hajj
201911 AugSunEid al-Hajj
201821 AugTueEid al-Hajj
20171 SepFriEid al-Hajj