|When is Eid al-Adha in 2017?|
The date that Eid al-Adha 2016 begins is on Saturday, September 2nd.
|What is Eid al-Adha?|
Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice or the Major Festival, is observed during the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah, and it celebrates Abraham's sacrifice of his son to God. The holiday is a time of forgiveness and kindness, and it is common for people to give gifts and donations during Eid al-Adha. It is the second religious day, out of two, that is celebrated by Muslims around the world. Based on the lunar calendar, the holiday falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for a total of four days. Based on the international Gregorian calendar, the dates change drastically year to year - approximately 11 days earlier every single year.