When Is Eid-ul–Adha?


Eid-ul-Adha is one of the special festivals celebrated by Muslims celebrate the festival of Eid-ul-Adha in remembrance of prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ishmael to God. On Eid-Ul-Adha Muslims sacrifice their domestic animals, like goat, sheep, cow, camel etc. This sacrifice of animals is made by Muslims to pay a tribute to prophet Abraham, as he was ready to sacrifice his son but God gave him a Sheep to sacrifice.


This year Eid-ul–Adha on Sunday, 11 August and ends in the evening of Monday, 12 August

Why dates of Eid ul-Adha vary?

  • The most intriguing question around Eid is usually "When is Eid?". A question that is deeply immersed in anxiety and resonates equally with happiness.
  • Each individual whether young or old awaits this festival with much fervour. While answering "When is Eid" may be difficult it may be stated that all Islamic festivals are celebrated in accordance with the lunar calendar, and therefore its date may vary.
  • Eid-ul–Adha celebrations occur after the Hajj and the festival of Eid-Ul-Adha is  celebrated on the tenth day of the last month of Islamic year, Duhl- Hijja.

Islamic month starts at end of the day, on the day when lunar crescent comes into view after the new moon that can be seen with a naked eye. It is seen that the observability depends on a number of factors such as:

  • Natural climatic conditions
  • Height of moon at the end of the day
  • Proximity of moon to the sun during sunset
  • The time between the sunset and moonset
  • Pollution level in the atmosphere
  • Accuracy of the eye of viewer

So the visibility of moon at any place on earth cannot be predicted in advance and therefore this festival of Eid-Ul-Adha is celebrated on different days in several places all over the world. 

Since the lunar calendar depicts the date of Eid-Ul-Adha, it is seen that every year Eid-Ul-Adha occurs eleven days before the previous years Eid-Ul-Adha 


Eid -Ul -Adha Calendar

WeekdayDate Year Name
Mon Oct 6 2014 Eid ul-Adha
Fri Sep 23 2015 Eid ul-Adha
Tue Sep 13 2016 Eid ul-Adha
Fri Sep 1 2017 Eid ul-Adha
Tue Aug 21 2018 Eid ul-Adha
Sun Aug 11 2019 Eid ul-Adha
Fri July 31 2020 Eid ul-Adha



Eid Dates in 2019

Eid-ul-Fitr 5 June 2019
Eid-ul-Adha 11 August 2019
Eid-ul-Milad 10 November 2019


Last Updated: 2nd August, 2019