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HARI RAYA HAJI / EID UL-ADHA / BAKRI ID

When is Hari Raya Haji / Eid ul-Adha / Bakri Id in 2019?

Hari Raya Haji / Eid ul-Adha / Bakri Id in 2019 is on the Monday, 12th of Aug (8/12/2019).

Hari Raya Haji / Eid ul-Adha / Bakri Id is on the 224th day of 2019. There are 141 days left in the year.

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

  • Date: Aug 12, 2019
  • 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

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Malaysia in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriFeb 16, 2018Feb 16Chinese New Year
SaturdaySatFeb 17, 2018Feb 172nd day of Chinese New Year
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
TuesdayTueMay 01, 2018May 01Labor day
TuesdayTueMay 29, 2018May 29Waisak Day
FridayFriJun 15, 2018Jun 15Hari Raya Puasa (Day 1)
SaturdaySatJun 16, 2018Jun 16Hari Raya Puasa (Day 2)
SaturdaySatJul 28, 2018Jul 28Agong's Birthday
WednesdayWedAug 22, 2018Aug 22Hari Raya Haji
FridayFriAug 31, 2018Aug 31National Day
WednesdayWedSep 12, 2018Sep 12Muharram / Islamic New Year
SundaySunSep 16, 2018Sep 16Malaysia Day
TuesdayTueNov 06, 2018Nov 06Deepavali / Diwali
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas Day