When is Eid Al-Adha 2020 & Waqfat Arafat 2020 in Kuwait ?

Eid Al-Adha Kuwait, When is Eid Al-Adha 2020 Holidays, iiQ8

When is Eid al-Adha 2020 & Waqfat Arafat 2020 in Kuwait ?


Holidays and Observances in Kuwait in 2020
Date Name
July 30 Thursday Waqfat Arafat Day
July 31 Friday Eid alAdha
August 1 Saturday Eid alAdha holiday

 


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Eid al-Adha
Blessings for Eid al-Adha in Arabic
Official name عيد الأضحى
Eid al-Adha
Observed by Muslims and Druze
Type Islamic
Significance
  • Commemoration of Ibrahim (Abraham)’s willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience of a command from God
  • End of the annual Hajj to Mecca
Observances Eid prayers, animal sacrifice, charity, social gatherings, festive meals, gift-giving
Begins 10 Dhu al-Hijjah nbm,
Ends 13 Dhu al-Hijjah
Date 10 Dhu al-Hijjah
2020 date 30/31 July(expected)
Related to Hajj; Eid al-Fitr

 

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎, romanized: ʿīd al-ʾaḍḥālit. ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, or Eid Qurban (Persianعيد قربان‎), Qurban Bayrami (AzerbaijaniQurban Bayramı), Tafaska tameqrant (Berber languagesAmazigh), also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice“, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. But, before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal, usually a sheep, is sacrificed ritually and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives.

In the Islamic lunar calendarEid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, and lasts for four days. In the international (Gregorian) calendar, the dates vary from year to year shifting approximately 11 days earlier each year.

Purpose of Sacrifice “Qurbani” in Eid al-Adha

The purpose of Qurbani or Sacrifice in Eid al-Adha is not about shedding of blood just to satisfy Allah. It is about sacrificing something devotees love the most to show their devotion to Allah. It is also obligatory to share the meat of the sacrificed animal in three equivalent parts – for family, for relatives and friends, and for poor people. The celebration has a clear message of devotion, kindness and equality. It is said that the meat will not reach to Allah, nor will the blood, but what reaches him is the devotion of devotees.

Eid prayer at the Badshahi MosquePakistan

Devotees offer the Eid al-Adha prayers at the mosque. The Eid al-Adha prayer is performed any time after the sun completely rises up to just before the entering of Zuhr time, on the 10th of Dhu al-Hijjah. In the event of a force majeure (e.g. natural disaster), the prayer may be delayed to the 11th of Dhu al-Hijjah and then to the 12th of Dhu al-Hijjah.

In many countries, the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality.

Islamic year Gregorian date
1438 1 September 2017
1439 22 August 2018
1440 11 August 2019
1441 31 July 2020 (calculated)
1442 20 July 2021 (calculated)


Eid Al-Adha Kuwait, When is Eid Al-Adha 2020 Holidays, iiQ8

When is Eid al-Adha 2020 & Waqfat Arafat 2020 in Kuwait ?

30 Jul Thursday Waqfat Arafat Day Official holiday
31 Jul Friday Eid al-Adha Official holiday
1 Aug Saturday Eid al-Adha holiday Official holiday

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