Kuwait: Eid Al-Adha 2020
Known as Eid al-Adha, the ‘Feast of Sacrifice‘ is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar.
The first day of Eid Al-Adha will fall on Friday, July 31st.
Kuwaiti meteorologist and historian Adel Al Saadoun also said, that the first of the Dhu Al Hijjah month will be on Wednesday, July 22, and that the gathering on Mount Arafat will be on Thursday, July 30.
The festival may also be known as Al Eid Al Kabeer, which means the ‘Grand Eid’. It has this more important status as in religious terms as this Eid lasts for four days whereas Eid Al Fitr is one day, even though most countries observe about the same number of public holidays for both Eids.
This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice everything for God.
Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. As the exact day is based on lunar sightings, the date may vary between countries.