Eid al-Adha 2022: When is the Muslim holiday observed in the US and how is it celebrated?


Millions of Muslims worldwide this week will celebrate Eid al-Adha, an Islamic religious festival commemorating Prophet Abraham’s faithfulness to God after being tested with the unfulfilled command to sacrifice his son.

The holiday also marks the end of the yearly Hajj pilgrimage. It is different from Eid al-Fitr, another major Muslim holiday celebrated each May to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Eid is a three-day celebration in Muslim-majority countries. But in the United States, it’s generally observed on one day.

In the United States, most Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Adha starting July 9 by visiting mosques and hosting large community gatherings. In other countries, celebrations take place at different times.

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Here is what to know about the holiday:

What is Eid al-Adha?

Mohammad Hassan Khalil, a professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim studies program at Michigan State University, said Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar.


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