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On one fateful night, the Prophet Ibrahim experienced a vivid dream-vision. In the dream, God Almighty appeared before Ibrahim and commanded him to sacrifice his beloved son Ismail as an act of obedience and submission.

As Ibrahim’s devotion to God was nothing short of absolute, he took Ismail to the top of Mount Arafah and braced himself to make the ultimate sacrifice. But just as he was about to slaughter Ismail, the archangel Jibril appeared before the patriarch with a ram in tow. Jibril then revealed that Ibrahim’s faith had been vindicated and that the ram was to be sacrificed as a ransom for his son.

Reflecting on Ibrahim’s obedience, devotion and submission, Muslims around the world have since honored Eid Adha as the Day of Sacrifice. As we draw nearer to the commemoration of this inspiring event, here are the dates, calendar and guide to celebrating Eid Adha 2022 in Kuwait. 

Eid Adha 2022 dates and calendar  

The day of Eid Adha falls on the tenth day in the final (twelfth) month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar, Dhu-al-Hijjah. The day that celebrations fall on is dependent on a legitimate sighting of the moon, following the completion of the annual Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj – which is an obligation for all Muslims who fit specific criteria, one of the important Five Pillars of Islam.

According to the latest update, Eid Adha is expected to be celebrated on Saturday, 10 July 2022 in Kuwait this year.

Eid Adha 2022 public holiday in Kuwait

The Eid Adha is celebrated for three straight days in Kuwait. According to the latest update, the public holiday in Kuwait for Eid Adha will be 4 days long, from the July 8 to July 11. Although, public institutions such as ministries and government bodies will remain closed from Sunday, July 10 to Thursday, July 14 and regular working days will start again at Sunday, July 17. 

How is Eid Adha celebrated in Kuwait?

Performing extra prayers in the morning is how most Muslims in Kuwait begin celebrating Eid. Kuwaitis usually celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival by holding prayers early in the morning, giving “Eidiyah,” money traditionally given to children by elder relatives, and enjoying family gatherings.

Muslims honor Ibrahim’s devotion to God by sacrificing a sheep, goat, cow or camel in their homes or other designated sacrifice spots. For the good deed of the sacrifice to count, every person has to contribute a portion each. 

The animal sacrifice comes with an element of charity, as the person paying for the sacrifice is required to distribute part of it to others. Families then divide up the meat to use during the feast with their family and friends; to distribute to close ones not present at the gathering and neighbors; and lastly, to the poor. 

Sharing a meal with family and friends plays an important role in Eid al-Adha. The rest of the day is devoted to visiting the houses of friends and family. Worshippers exchange the traditional Arabic greeting, ‘Eid Mubarak’ (‘have a blessed Eid’) and swap gifts. 

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