With Eid al-Adha approaching, Muslims worldwide eagerly anticipate this significant occasion. It embodies a period rich in faith and tradition, recognized as the Festival of Sacrifice. For countless individuals, Eid al-Adha holds profound significance.

In 2024, families and communities are preparing to commemorate with reverence, joy, and acts of kindness toward others.

As we gear up to honor the sacred festival of Eid al-Adha, let’s take a look at the dates, public holidays, and traditional observances for welcoming and celebrating Eid al-Adha 2024 in Lebanon.

Eid al-Adha 2024 dates and calendar

Eid al-Adha begins on the 10th of Dhū al-Ḥijjah, the twelfth and concluding month of the Islamic lunar calendar, following the culmination of the Hajj pilgrimage. Much like Eid al-Fitr, the timing of Eid al-Adha hinges upon the sighting of the new moon.

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

Eid al-Adha 2024 public holiday in Lebanon

In Lebanon, Eid al-Adha is typically recognized as a public holiday, resulting in the closure of the majority of schools and businesses. However, as of now, there haven’t been any official announcements regarding the Eid al-Adha holidays for the year 2024 in Lebanon.

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

How is Eid al-Adha 2024 celebrated in Lebanon?

In Lebanon, Eid al-Adha is observed as a public holiday, granting a day off for the general populace. Festivities span three days, highlighted by the traditional sacrifice of an animal, typically a sheep. This ritual mirrors Ibrahim’s obedience and marks the divine intervention where Allah spared Ibrahim’s son and instructed him to offer a different sacrifice.

Following the sacrifice, the meat is divided into three equal parts. One portion is retained by the family, another is shared with relatives, friends, and neighbors, while the final third is allocated to the impoverished and needy.

This practice of meat distribution symbolizes themes of fraternity and solidarity. The streets of Lebanon during Eid al-Adha buzz with jubilant activity, offering an enriching opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the local customs and culture.

Eid al-Adha prayer time in Lebanon

The times for the special prayers on Eid al-Adha have not been disclosed as we are still waiting for the official dates from the moon sighting.

Later, on Eid al-Adha day, Muslims will offer prayer at mosques and musallahs, outdoor places of worship, across Lebanon. The Eid prayer in Lebanon is usually held 10 to 15 minutes after sunrise, and worshippers are encouraged to reach the mosque or musallahs by sunrise to avoid crowds.

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


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