When is Eid al-Adha 2022 in the USA? How the holiday is celebrated

Corrections and clarifications: A previous version of this story misstated the timing of Eid al-Fitr.

Millions of Muslims worldwide this week will celebrate Eid al-Adha, an Islamic religious festival commemorating Prophet Abraham’s faithfulness to God after being tested with the unfulfilled command to sacrifice his son.

The holiday also marks the end of the yearly Hajj pilgrimage. It is different from Eid al-Fitr, another major Muslim holiday celebrated each year to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which ended in early May this year.

Eid is a three-day celebration in Muslim-majority countries. But in the United States, it’s generally observed on one day.

In the United States, most Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Adha starting July 9 by visiting mosques and hosting large community gatherings. In other countries, celebrations take place at different times.

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