Eid al-Adha holds significant importance in the Islamic world, celebrated joyously among families and friends. It symbolizes the conclusion of the Hajj pilgrimage rites at Minā, Saudi Arabia, near Mecca, yet its observance extends globally among Muslims.

Also referred to as the Festival of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha commemorates Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, as an act of obedience to God. Festivities unfold in diverse ways, often involving gatherings with loved ones and exchanging gifts, making it a splendid occasion for fostering bonds with friends and family,

If you’re wondering when Eid al-Adha falls this year in Egypt to make the most out of the holidays, keep reading to learn more.

Eid al-Adha 2024 dates and calendar

Eid al-Adha typically starts on the 10th day of Dhū al-Ḥijjah, the final month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and extends for three consecutive days. As the Islamic calendar follows a lunar system, the timing of Eid al-Adha varies each year and may occur during any season.

For Eid al-Adha 2024, the Ministry of Labor has yet to announce the official Eid al-Adha dates for 2024 in Egypt. However, according to the Arab Republic of Egypt Presidency, the dates for Eid al-Adha are from 17 June 2024, which falls on a Monday, to 20 June 2024, which falls on Thursday. 

Eid al-Adha 2024 public holiday in Egypt

Eid al-Adha is a public holiday in Egypt, so the general population enjoys a day off on this day, including most businesses and educational institutions. However, as of now, there haven’t been any official announcements regarding the Eid al-Adha holidays for the year 2024 in Egypt.

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

How is Eid al-Adha celebrated in Egypt?

Known as the festival of sacrifice, the general tone of observance of Eid al-Adha includes a sacrificial ritual of acceptable animals such as cow, lamb or ram, a third of which is kept for the family, another for relatives and friends and neighbors and the remaining portion is given out to poor and needy. 

By participating in this Feast of Sacrifice, Muslims pledge their willingness to submit to the will of the Creator not just by sacrificing an animal but also by committing themselves to other acts of charity. 

In Egypt, the Eid Al-Adha festival assumes a vibrant character of its own. The majority of Egyptian Muslims observe Eid al-Adha by donning festive attire, visiting relatives and friends, and exchanging gifts. Yet, amid the festivities, numerous individuals in Egypt seize the opportunity provided by the Eid al-Adha holidays to break away from routine and embark on brief getaways.

While some choose to stay home, relishing tranquil moments with their close family members, others venture out to parks and museums to unwind and rejuvenate.

Eid al-Adha prayer time in Egypt

Since the official dates for the moon’s sighting have yet to be announced, the timing for the special Eid al-Adha prayer in Egypt has not yet been disclosed. Confirmation of the moon’s sighting is crucial in determining the exact dates of the festival and, subsequently, the prayer timings.

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


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