Hari Raya Haji

Hari Raya Haji

When is Hari Raya Haji 2021?

Eid al Adha Celebrations

Muslims observe the Eid Ul Adha festival to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice all he had for God. In a test of faith, Muslims believe that God asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son Ismail, which he was willingly about to do. God, however, provided a goat for him to sacrifice in the place of his son. The holiday is also known as Bakri Id, Id Ul Azha, Id Ul Zuha, or Hari Raya Haji. Most Muslims refer to it as the feast of sacrifice, and it is one of the most important festivals in India and worldwide.

When is Eid Ul Adha?

Eid Ul Adha festival lasts up to four days. Usually, the festival is marked on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Zul Hijjah. The holiday date is based on the lunar sightings, and this brings a variation on when the holiday is observed in different countries. Eid Ul Adha 2020 will be on Friday, 31 July.

Is Eid Ul Adha a public holiday?

Eid Ul Adha is a gazetted public holiday in India. Therefore, it is a day off to the general public across all the states and union territories.

What is open or closed on Eid Ul Adha?

Being a public holiday, and therefore government offices, schools, post offices, banks, and many businesses remain closed. The majority of Islamic owned stores may close for several days or reduce their operating hours for those days. Public transport may be slightly affected, and you will need to contact the local transport authorities to check on the timetables. However, there is likely to be heavy traffic in areas with a high Muslim population due to large scale prayer meetings in these areas.

Things to do on Eid Ul Adha

Eid Ul Adha is a day full of excitement and enthusiasm across India and the world at large. As a Muslim, it’s a tradition that you slaughter a goat and share with your family, friends, neighbors, and the needy as a way to mark this auspicious day. On such an important day, no one should be left hungry.

Eid Ul Adha is also a day for prayers and submitting special requests to God. In most cases, Muslims will wear new dresses before heading to the mosque for prayers. Besides prayers, Muslims grant each other wishes for Eid Ul Adha and offer the famous Eid Ul Adha Mubarak greetings.

During this festival, take time and give charity to those in need. Charity is a pillar of Islam and remains a very important aspect for every Muslim to fulfill. You can donate food, clothes, or even money to the needy and homeless in society.

If you wish to travel on Eid Ul Adha, New Delhi should be on your bucket list. The cosmopolitan city hosts the grand Jama Masjid, where thousands of Muslims converge to submit their prayers to God. This is also an excellent opportunity to tour the city and discover its wonders as you get a taste of Eid Ul Adha festival meals served by nearby restaurants.

Hari Raya Haji Observances

Year Date Day Holiday
2022 9 Oct Sun Id-E- Milad
2022 9 Aug Tue Bakrid
2022 10 Jul Sun Bakri Id (Eid ul-Azha)
2022 9 Jul Sat Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
2021 19 Oct Tue Id-E-Milad
2021 20 Aug Fri Bakrid
2021 20 Jul Tue Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
2020 30 Oct Fri Id-E-Milad
2020 25 Sep Fri Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
2020 12 Aug Wed Bakri Id (Eid ul-Azha)
2020 1 Aug Sat Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
2020 31 Jul Fri Eid-al-Adha
2019 10 Nov Sun Id-E- Milad
2019 12 Aug Mon Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
2019 11 Aug Sun Eid-al-Adha

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Hari Raya Haji Facts

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INDIA

July 22, 2021

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This Year Saturday, 9 Jul, 2022
Last Year Tuesday, 20 Jul, 2021
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