Eid Al Adha will be celebrated from July 8 to 11, 2022, giving residents a long weekend. Everyone recalls celebrating Eid Al Fitr last May. Even yet, just a few expats in Dubai understand the distinctions between these two holidays, particularly non-Muslims.

Eid is Arabic for feast or festival. However, it is frequently confusing, owing to the usage of the name Eid in both ceremonies.

Festivals in Islam are centered on the lunar calendar for our Muslim brothers and sisters. It is a 12-month lunar date that varies yearly, although Eid al-Adha is always little more than two months after Eid al-Fitr.

The distinctions between Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha

To put it simply, Eid al-Fitr means “holiday of the breaking of fast,” and it is celebrated after Ramadan when Muslims fast.

This is the time for people to congregate and be one with Allah throughout the Ramadan season.

It starts the day after the new crescent moon appears, signaling the conclusion of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawaal, the tenth month of the Islamic Hijri calendar.

Eid al- Adha, on the other hand, means “feast of the sacrifice.” It is celebrated a few months later when many Muslims make the journey to Hajj.

It is a festival to honor the Prophet Ibrahim’s commitment to performing what Allah had requested of him.

This is only a reminder that these holidays are significant days for our Muslim brothers and sisters.