Eid al-Adha, which translates to Festival of Sacrifice or Feast of Sacrifice, is regarded as one of the two prominent Islamic holidays after Eid al-Fitr. This celebration marks the commemoration of Ibrahim’s devotion to God as he nearly sacrificed his son, Ismail, abiding by the command of the Almighty.

As stated in the Quran, Prophet Abraham, known as Ibrahim, recurrently received divine revelations in the form of dreams, in which God commanded him to sacrifice his son, Ismail. In order to prove his faith in the Almighty, Ibrahim took his beloved son, Ismail, to the top of Mount Arafah to sacrifice him. Recognizing Ibrahim’s unwavering willingness to sacrifice that which was most beloved to him, God bestowed honor upon both Ibrahim and Ismail by sending Jibril, the angel, to sacrifice a ram as a ransom for Ismail.

As Muslims worldwide commemorate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Day of Sacrifice, they honor the obedience, loyalty, and surrender exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim. Here are the dates, schedules, and pertinent information for celebrating Eid Adha 2024 in Algeria as the auspicious occasion draws near.

Eid al-Adha 2024 dates and calendar

In Algeria, Eid al-Adha traditionally spans three to four days, commencing on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the final month in the Islamic lunar calendar. Given the lunar nature of the Islamic calendar, the dates for Eid al-Adha may fluctuate annually.

For the year 2024, The anticipated dates for Eid al-Adha 2024 are from 16 June to 19 June 2024.

Eid al-Adha 2024 public holiday in Algeria

As of now, there have been no official announcements regarding the observance of Eid al-Adha holidays in 2024 in Algeria.

Please note that we will update the information as and when released by the officials. 

How is Eid al-Adha celebrated in Algeria?

To honor the Feast of Sacrifice, Algerian communities gather in mosques on the first day of celebration for the Eid prayer at dawn. During Eid Adha, heartfelt greetings of “Eid Mubarak” or “Have a blessed Eid” resonate, fostering a spirit of joy and unity.

Following the Eid prayer, the act of sacrifice ensues, with cows, goats, camels, and sheep being ceremoniously slaughtered. The meat is then generously distributed to those in need within the local community. Algerians prepare delectable dishes with the sacrificial meat, savoring festive meals on both the first and second days of Eid Adha.

Dressed in new attire, Algerians don traditional garments such as the Kandūrah for men, while women adorn themselves in vibrant dresses and embellish their hands with intricate henna designs.

On the third day of celebration, Algerians embark on visits to relatives and loved ones, relishing quality time together through shared meals, outings, and various family activities. Culinary traditions vary, but a favored dish during Eid Adha in Algeria is Bakbouka, a lamb tripe stew in a sauce that is slowly cooked to make the tripe tender with a lot of aromatic spices. Additionally, children delight in receiving ‘Eidiyah,’ gift money bestowed upon them by relatives, adding to the festive atmosphere of joy and generosity.

Eid al-Adha prayer time in Algeria

As the official dates for Eid al-Adha are contingent upon the sighting of the moon, the timings for the special prayers in Algeria have not yet been disclosed. However, on the day of Eid al-Adha, individuals in Algeria will gather for prayers at mosques across the country.

Please note that this section will be updated with the official Eid al-Adha prayer times in Algeria once they have been announced.


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