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Eid al-Adha
Tunisia

Eid al-Adha 2020 and 2021 in Tunisia

Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, is a public holiday in Tunisia as in other predominantly Muslim countries.

YearDateDayHoliday
202031 JulFriEid al-Adha
1 AugSatEid al-Adha Holiday
202120 JulTueEid al-Adha
21 JulWedEid al-Adha Holiday

The holiday falls on the tenth of Hajjah on the Islamic Calendar, but in Tunisia, it’s officially a two-day holiday and the people keep celebrating for three to four days.

In Tunisia, mostly men go to mosque early on Eid morning to pray and hear a sermon, while women stay home and prepare for the feast and festivities. When the men return home, it’s time to sacrifice a sheep, goat, or other animal for the feast. A third of the meat is kept by the family, a third given to relatives, and a third given to the poor.

Also, people bake special Eid biscuits to give as gifts on this day, and children are often given presents of cookies and other sweets.