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Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha 2024, 2025 and 2026

Eid al-Adha, or “the Feast of Sacrifice,” is one of the most important Muslim holidays and is marked with public holidays in Qatar.

202415 Jun to 17 JunSat to MonEid al-Adha Holiday
20255 Jun to 7 JunThu to SatEid al-Adha Holiday
202626 May to 28 MayTue to ThuEid al-Adha Holiday
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The Eid al-Adha observance is in remembrance of the Koranic account of the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael on an alter in obedience to Allah’s command. Having passed the test, a ram was provided to Ibrahim to sacrifice in place of his son.

Eid al-Adha follows the other of the two most important Muslim holidays, Eid al Fitr, by 70 days, and lasts for four days straight, beginning on the 10th day of the final month of the Islamic calendar.

Observances include early morning prayers in the nearly 300 mosques and prayer areas throughout Qatar, wearing a newly bought change of clothes, attending special services at the mosques, going on Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca to fulfil Islamic law, and sacrificing animals such as cattle, goats, or sheep. The food from the sacrifices is consumed in large family feasts, and a third of it is usually donated to the poor.

Qatari government workers often get five days off around Eid al-Adha, and private-sector employees generally get three days off. Schools will be closed for most of the period. Most banks will be closed, but certain banks, typically in the shopping malls, will be open on certain days during the period, if with shortened hours.

Previous Years

202327 Jun to 29 JunTue to ThuEid al-Adha Holiday
20228 Jul to 10 JulFri to SunEid al-Adha Holiday