Eid al-Adha

When is Eid Al Adha 2023?

Eid Al-Adha 2023 or Bakra Eid 2023 is expected to be celebrated on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. This is the tentative date as the actual date is contingent to the sighting of the moon of Dhul Hijjah, 1445, the 12th and last month of Islamic Calendar.

What is Eid Al Adha?

Eid Al-Adha is a festival celebrated among Muslims all over the world in remembrance of the sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.) made out of his strong faith in Allah.

Ibrahim (AS) showed a willingness to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismail (A.S.) but his son was replaced with a lamb by Allah. Allah was so pleased with Ibrahim’s (A.S.) submission to Him that He made this demonstration of sacrifice and faith a permanent part of a Muslim’s life. This event is mentioned in Quran - Surah As-Saffat (37:102).

Hence, every year on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid al-Adha. On this day, Muslims slaughter a lamb, sheep, goat or a camel to honor the sacrifice of Ibrahim (AS).

Both Eid ul Fitr and Eid Al-Adha have great significance in Islam. Fasting on Eid al-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr are strictly forbidden.