Eid al Adha is the second most popular Islamic religious observance across Indonesia. Idul Adha will be observed from 16 to 17 June in 2024.
Eid ul Adha 2024 Date
Islam religion is one of the most devout faiths in the world. Its followers hold Prophet Ibrahim on the highest pedestal for his unflinching faith in the word of God. Eid al-Adha is the celebration of the ultimate test that Prophet Ibrahim had to pass to prove his obedience to Allah.
This festival is a reminder to all Muslims of the value of qurbani, a sacrifice in the name of God. As humans, we might be tempted by greed, love, or fear, stopping us from following the word of God. It is important to understand that even Prophet Ibrahim ignored God’s command as a test. But his devotion to Allah anchored him to his duty and he braved through the trial and obliged God’s command, proving his obedience.
Eid al-Adha is a festival that commemorates the act of sacrifice, where animals are divided into three portions, intended for those in need. Muslims worldwide observe this day by taking a break from their usual activities. Considered one of the most significant celebrations in Islam, Eid al-Adha witnesses global participation with fervor and zeal. Devotees wake up early to engage in prayers and recitation of the Quran.
This special occasion signifies the end of the Hajj pilgrimage, which is the fifth fundamental pillar of Islam. The day serves as a reminder of Prophet Abraham's unwavering faith. When he was willing to sacrifice his son Ishmael to obey Allah's command, Allah intervened, substituting Ishmael with a ram. This event demonstrated Abraham's strong commitment to God.
Across the globe, special livestock markets emerge around Eid al-Adha to cater to those intending to perform the ritualistic sacrifice. Within Islamic teachings, the concept of sacrifice symbolizes a believer's readiness to give up personal desires in the pursuit of truth. Eid al-Adha is observed on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, marking the conclusion of the Islamic lunar calendar year.
Eid al Adha is inaugurated with special prayers called “salat al eid” which come after khutbah. During Eid, one of the foremost common things individuals say to one another is “Eid Mubarak!”. People meet each other with greetings and exchanging gifts as part of the festivities. Islam followers apply heena on their hands and wear beautiful clothes during Eid al Adha celebrations.
When is Eid ul Adha in 2024?
Eid al-Adha's annual date shifts due to its alignment with the Islamic lunar calendar, which is roughly 11 days briefer than its Gregorian counterpart. The determination of its precise occurrence hinges on the moon's current position. The festival's timing is influenced by the visibility of the crescent moon in the night sky. Hence, the confirmed date is anchored in the moon's astronomical sighting and might differ depending on the region.
In 2024, Eid al Adha will begin on 16 June and will end on 17 June in accordance with the Islamic calendar. This day holds great importance in the lives of Muslims as it marks the contribution of Abraham to Allah. Muslim people visit Mecca for worshiping Allah. On this day, people greet each other by saying Eid Mubarak which means blessed festival day. People do share greetings and exchange gifts with other people as a token of love. Muslims all across the world await this holy day and celebrate it with zeal and love as a gesture of thanking Allah Almighty for the sustenance He bestows upon them.