Eid al-Adha 2020 Time and Dates, Quotes, Wishes, Messages, All You Need To Know

Eid al-Adha 2020 time and dates, it begin in the evening of Thursday 30th of July to and end in the evening of Saturday, 1 August 2020 but time and dates may vary in your location.

Eid al-Adha falls later in the year than Eid al-Fitr, which commemorates the lifting of the fasting month of Ramadan

The coronavirus outbreak meant that this year’s Ramadan was an unusual affair, and the Eid al-Fitr celebrations which mark the holy month’s end were similarly restrained.

While Muslims may have been limited in their options for that festival, the gradual easing of lockdown rules around public gatherings and communal worship means things will be slightly different when Eid al-Adha arrives.

The two Eid festivals are among the holiest events in the Muslim calendar – here’s everything you need to know about Eid al-Adha this year, and how it’s different to the Eid al-Fitr celebrations in May.

What is Eid al-Adha and why is it celebrated?

Otherwise known as the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, Eid al-Adha is considered the holier of the two Islamic Eid festivals.

It honours the famous story of the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (known in the Christian Old Testament as Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.

However, before Ibrahim carried out the heartbreaking request, God, known as Allah in Islam, produced a lamb for him to sacrifice instead.

To commemorate this, an animal is traditionally sacrificed and divided into three parts in an act known as Qurbani. One part of the sheep is given to the poor, one to the immediate family at home and one is reserved for relatives.

Some Muslims may give money to charity to give poorer families the chance to have a proper Eid feast. Mosques and community groups will often arrange communal meals.

It is unclear at this stage whether the communal aspects of Eid al-Adha can go ahead in this year’s celebrations (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

When does Eid al-Adha take place?

Eid al-Adha falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth month of the Islamic Hijri calendar.

Because this is based on the lunar cycle, in the more comonly used the Gregorian calendar this date shifts from year to year, moving forward around 11 days annually.

The nature of the Hijri also means that the it’s not possible to predict its date exactly. However, in 2020 it’s predicted to begin on Thursday 30 or Friday 31 July, lasting for four days.

How do Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha?

Despite various coronavirus lockdown measures easing in recent months, given the communal nature of much of the celebration means that this year’s will still take on a different feel.

In ordinary times, once the sun has risen fully in the sky devout Muslims will pray ahead of the Dhuhr prayer at noon.

Similarly to Eid al-Fitr, Muslims will greet each other using the celebratory phrase “Eid Mubarak,” and traditionally exchange gifts and share food with friends and family.

As detailed in the Quranic story of Ibrahim, it is still common practice for people to distribute meat during the festival, following the tradition of sacrificing their best halal animals.

They also chant the Takbir, which is the Arabic phrase “Allāhu akbar”, or “God is great”, before and after Eid prayers.

The lunar calendar used by Muslims means it’s difficult to precisely predict the Gregorian date of festivals

Eid al-Adha 2020 Time and Dates, Quotes, Wishes, Messages, All You Need To Know

What does ‘Eid Mubarak’ mean?

“Eid Mubarak” is the traditional phrase used by Muslims to greet each other during the Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha celebratsions.

The Arabic word “mubarak” translates as “blessed,” while “Eid” means feast, festival or celebration, so “Eid Mubarak” can literally mean “blessed celebration” or “blessed feast”, although it is widely interpreted as simply wishing somebody a “happy Eid”.

In exactly the same way, Muslims will often wish their fellow observers “Ramadan Mubarak” at the start of the holy month and throughout the fasting period.

What is Eid al-Fitr?

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which follows Ramadan as the 10th month of the lunar-based Islamic calendar.

Its name comes from an Arabic term which translates as the “feast of breaking the fast” and, although not a public holiday in the UK, it is for many Muslim countries.

In normal years, it is traditional for Muslims to gather together in a park to celebrate breaking their fast together, with large-scale events and festival food (particularly sweet treats), prayer and stalls.

How many days is Eid al-Adha?

In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid alAdha 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.
What is the day for Eid 2020?
Eid al-Fitr is on the first day of the month of Shawwal (Islamic Calendar) and marks the end of Ramadan (month long fasting) and the beginning of a feast that breaks the fast.

Happy Eid Al-Adha Wishes Quotes

Eid Al-Adha 2020 quotes and wishes

May the Blessing of ALLAH Fill your life with happiness and open all doors of success now and always.EID MUBARAK
May we find blessing and guidance as we recite Quran Happy EID!
As you feast on your Iftar, I pray for your good health and prosperity
May on this EID The Plate of your life is filled, With juicy Kababs & Tikkas, topped With Chatni of Happiness and Covered with Salad of Love
Earth can forget rotating, Bird can forget flying, Candle can forget melting, Heart can forget beating but I’ll never forget to wish You “Happy Eid” Recepies
May Allah almighty bless u with Sehat, Rahat, Nemat, Izzat, Barkat, Dault, Salamti, Hayati, Kamyabi & unlimited khushiyan EID MUBARAK
May God give you happiness of heaven above. Happy Eid Mubarak To You All.
All the loving wishes for you today to bring much happiness your way. Eid Greetings
My well wishes, my good wishes for you are the just prayers for your long happy life from God on this noble event. Wish you a very Happy Eid
Some words can be left unsaid, Some feeling can be left unexpressed, But person like u can never be forgotten on this day EID MUBARAK

Happy Eid Al-Adha Wishes Messages

Here is the Eid Al-Adha messages and wishes for the year 2020.

May the blessings of Allah fill your life with happiness and open all the doors of success now and always. Eid Mubarak!”
May God give you happiness of heaven above. Happy Eid Mubarak To You All.”
“May this special day bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone. Eid Mubarak!”
“May Allah’s blessings be with you today, tomorrow and always. Eid Mubarak!”
May the magic of this Eid bring lots of happiness in your life and may you celebrate it with all your close friends & may it fill your heart with wonders. Eid Mubarak”
“Let this Eid open your mind with new fresh thoughts.”
“May Allah bring you joy, happiness, peace and prosperity on this blessed occasion. Wishing you and your family on this happy occasion of Eid! Eid Mubarak!”
“May Allah flood your life with happiness on this occasion, your heart with love, your soul with spiritual, your mind with wisdom, wishing you a very Happy Eid.”


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