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HARI RAYA HAJI / EID UL-ADHA / BAKRI ID

When is Hari Raya Haji / Eid ul-Adha / Bakri Id in 2021?

Hari Raya Haji / Eid ul-Adha / Bakri Id in 2021 is on the Tuesday, 20th of Jul (7/20/2021).

Hari Raya Haji / Eid ul-Adha / Bakri Id is on the 201st day of 2021. There are 164 days left in the year.

Hari Raya Haji / Eid ul-Adha / Bakri Id Facts

  • Date: Jul 20, 2021
  • Religious
  • Also Called: Eid-Al-Adha, Bakri Id
  • Celebrations: Prayer, Wearing new clothes, exchanging gifts
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Hari Raya Haji is celebrated on the 10th day of the last month of the Islamic Calendar. The day is celebrated to commemorate the sacrifice of Ishamel by Abraham.

According to the story in Quran, the religious book of the Muslims, Prophet Abraham was tested by God. According to the story, about 4,000 years ago, the valley of Mecca was an uninhabited place. After years of worship, Abraham and Hajra, his wife, were blessed with a son, whom they names Ishamel. Thus, Ishamel became their most prized possession. In order to test the devotion of Abraham, God decided to command Abraham to sacrifice his one and only son Abraham. After much deliberation and many hindrances out forward by Satan, Abraham decided to sacrifice his son by placing him under the knife. However, just before he was about to sacrifice his son, God appeared, happy with Abraham's intentions. Thus, Ishamel was saved from sacrifice and instead, a ram was sacrificed in his place.

This festival is a major festival for Muslims around the world. Muslims around the world celebrate this day with great pomp and show. Mosques are decorated with bright lights and other decorations. Muslims wake up early in the morning to offer their prayers before sunrise. After that, extravagant meals are prepared. An important tradition of the day is sacrificing a goat in the name of God. This is done to remember the sacrificial intentions of Abraham towards Allah. The roots of this tradition lie in the fact that a goat or a sheep was very important in the life of humans in the olden days for rearing and other purposes. People of all ages wear new clothes and exchange gifts on this day. The day is a public holiday in most parts of the world. People can be seen burning fire crackers at night and remembering God. Inviting non-Muslim friends and acquaintances is also a common tradition on this day. This is done to make people aware of Muslim culture and traditions. Three important things form a part of Eid celebrations in accordance with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad- offer prayer before sunrise, dress up in the best clothes available and observe general cleanliness.

Hari Raya Haji / Eid ul-Adha / Bakri Id Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Tue
  • Oct 15, 2013
  • Sat
  • Oct 04, 2014
  • Thu
  • Sep 24, 2015
  • Mon
  • Sep 12, 2016
  • Fri
  • Sep 01, 2017
  • Wed
  • Aug 22, 2018
  • Mon
  • Aug 12, 2019
  • Fri
  • Jul 31, 2020
  • Tue
  • Jul 20, 2021

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Malaysia in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuJan 28, 2021Jan 28Thaipusam (Many Regions)
FridayFriFeb 12, 2021Feb 12Chinese New Year
SaturdaySatFeb 13, 2021Feb 132nd day of Chinese New Year
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
ThursdayThuApr 29, 2021Apr 29Nuzul Al-Quran (Many Regions)
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Labour day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Hari Raya Puasa (Day 1)
FridayFriMay 14, 2021May 14Hari Raya Puasa (Day 2)
WednesdayWedMay 26, 2021May 26Waisak Day
MondayMonJun 07, 2021Jun 07Agong's Birthday
TuesdayTueJul 20, 2021Jul 20Hari Raya Haji
TuesdayTueAug 10, 2021Aug 10Awal Muharram
TuesdayTueAug 31, 2021Aug 31National Day
ThursdayThuSep 16, 2021Sep 16Malaysia Day
TuesdayTueOct 19, 2021Oct 19Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
ThursdayThuNov 04, 2021Nov 04Deepavali / Diwali
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day