Eid ul-Adha in India in 2022

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Eid ul-Adha in India

When is Eid ul-Adha in 2022?

Eid ul-Adha in 2022 is on the Friday, 31st of July (31/07/2022).

Eid al-Zuha is a muslim festival of great rejoice. It is also called Bakr-Id in India due to the tradition of sacrificing a goat or 'bakr' in Urdu. It is also called Eid ul-Adha in Arabic. In Eid al-Zuha, the word 'Eid' is taken from the Arabic 'iwd' which means 'feast' and zuha is taken from the word 'uzhaiyya' which means 'sacrifice'.

There are two major Eids in the Islamic calendar which are Eid al-Fitr "Lesser Eid" which comes earlier in the year and Eid ul-Adha/ Eid al-Juhaor "Greater Eid" which comes later in the year.

Muslims do special prayers and exchange gifts with one another on this day. Eid al-zuha is celebrated as a festival of sacrifice. It is celebrated in India and in many other countries of the world with joy.

Eid ul-Adha in India

According to Islamic belief, God commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail, in order to test him. Ibrahim agreed to do but before Abraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. Hence on this day, muslims offer Qurbani which means a sacrifice/ slaughter of a lamb as a symbolic repetition of Ibrahim's sacrifice of a lamb in place of his son.

A large number of dishes are prepared on this day including beef or mutton depending on the animal slaughtered in the house. Muslims invite guests and relatives to their house to eat food on this day. They also give presents to them.

List of Holidays in India in 2022

WednesdayJanuary 26 2022Republic Day
TuesdayMarch 01 2022Maha Shivaratri
FridayMarch 18 2022Holi
ThursdayApril 14 2022Mahavir Jayanti
FridayApril 15 2022Good Friday
TuesdayMay 03 2022Eid-ul-fitar
MondayMay 16 2022Buddha Purnima
SundayJuly 10 2022Eid-ul-adha
MondayAugust 08 2022Muharram
MondayAugust 15 2022Independence Day
FridayAugust 19 2022Janmashtami
SundayOctober 02 2022Gandhi Jayanti
WednesdayOctober 05 2022Dussehra
SundayOctober 09 2022Id-e-milad
MondayOctober 24 2022Diwali
TuesdayNovember 08 2022Guru Nanak Jayanti
SundayDecember 25 2022Christmas