Eid al-Adha is a significant occasion in Qatar, bringing the whole nation together to celebrate and spread joy. The streets and buildings are adorned with sparkling lights, and the sky lights up with dazzling fireworks displays. However, Eid al-Adha isn’t just about the festivities; it’s also a time for families and friends to come together and enjoy quality time.

If you’re wondering when Eid al-Adha falls this year and how to make the most of the holidays, or looking for travel inspiration for the upcoming Eid al-Adha break, keep reading as Wego helps you learn more.

Eid Adha 2024 holiday in Qatar

Eid al-Adha is an important Islamic holiday that honors Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail at the command of Allah. It is a time for Muslims to reflect on Allah’s kindness and love and share their blessings with others. Known as the “Feast of Sacrifice,” Eid al-Adha falls on the tenth day of the lunar month of Dhulhijjah each year.

This year, Eid Adha 2024 is set to fall on Sunday, 16 June 2024.

Maximize your Eid Adha 2024 holidays

The Qatari government has declared the Eid Al Adha holiday. Ministries, governmental bodies, and public institutions will observe the holiday from Sunday, June 16, 2024, until Thursday, June 20, 2024. Normal work operations will resume on Sunday, June 23, 2024.

To fully enjoy the holiday season, we recommend taking one day off from your annual leave to complement the Arafat and Eid al-Adha break, as follows:

  • 14 June (Friday)
  • 15 June (Saturday)
  • 16 June (Sunday)
  • 17 June (Monday)
  • 18 June (Tuesday)
  • 19 June (Wednesday)
  • 20 June (Thursday)
  • 21 June (Friday)
  • 22 June (Saturday)
  • 23 June (Sunday)

In Qatar, Fridays and Saturdays are considered the weekend days. If you take one day off from work on 23 June, your last day at work would be on Thursday, 13 June, and you would return to work on Monday, 24 June. This implies that you’ll have the opportunity to relish an extended break spanning both Arafat Day and Eid al-Adha, granting you a full 10 days away from work. Take advantage of this opportunity to relax and celebrate!

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Eid Adha 2024 holiday celebrations and destinations

Muslims worldwide commemorate Eid al-Adha, commonly known as the “Festival of Sacrifice.” It is a significant event that includes special prayers, sacrificing an animal such as a goat, sheep, camel, or cow if one can afford it, charitable giving, and visiting friends and relatives.

If previous years are any indications, it’s highly likely that the Doha Corniche will once again host a fireworks display to celebrate Eid al-Adha. Other fireworks displays may also take place in locations like Aspire Park, Katara Cultural Village, and Al Khor.

Qatari residents can also celebrate their Eid al Adha 2024 holiday in Qatar by shopping in traditional markets, visiting mosques, dining at restaurants, reciting Takbeer, reading the Quran, meeting family and friends, and donating to the needy and poor.

If you’re interested in spending your Eid al-Adha holiday abroad, consider visiting breathtaking destinations like Istanbul and the Maldives for a relaxing beach vacation or Athens and Prague for a scenic city escape. And don’t forget to check out our article on Eid al-Fitr destinations and flights for more inspiration!

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