Eid al Adha 2020: Date, time, significance and why is it celebrated

Clay Curtis
July 31, 2020

However, people across India won't be able to celebrate it much this time because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

"We, the city administration, are coordinating with regional leaders including mayors and regents, as well as the local task force, to ensure that the Eid celebration [complies with the health protocols]", said Catur Laswanto, an assistant of the public welfare unit of Jakarta Secretariat, in a virtual meeting on Eid amid the pandemic in Jakarta, Wednesday, July 29.

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, from the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, said the decision to hold the event outdoors was taken with social distancing in mind.

Also known as the 'Festival of Sacrifice, ' this day is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated each year.

The Muslim festival is traditionally celebrated by having a feast with family and friends.

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Eid al-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah which is the last month in the Islamic calendar.

This year, Saudi Arabia announced July 31 as the date of Eid al-Adha. This year, Eid-ul-Adha or Eid-al-Adha 2020 in India would begin in the evening of Thursday, 30 July, and ends in the evening of Friday, 31 July.

The Muslim holiday commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son at the command of God, before the last-minute divine substitute of a ram. Just as he was about to slaughter his son, Ismael, Allah sent Jibreel or Gabriel, the archangel, to place a goat in the place of his son.

The festival marks the sacrifice of what one loves the most for God. In obedience, Ibrahim made a decision to sacrifice his own son.

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