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Eid al-Adha
Suriname

Eid al-Adha 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Suriname

Idul Adha is an annual holiday in Suriname. The date of this holiday moves each year on the Gregorian calendar, since the date is determined by the lunar-based Islamic calendar.

YearDateDayHoliday
202031 JulFriEid al-Adha
202120 JulTueEid al-Adha
20229 JulSatEid al-Adha
202328 JunWedEid al-Adha
202416 JunSunEid al-Adha
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

At 14 percent Muslim, Suriname has a higher percentage of Muslims than any other country in the Western Hemisphere. Most of these are of Indonesian or Indian descent, their ancestors having brought their Muslim faith with them when they immigrated to Suriname.

For Idul Adha, Muslims in Suriname will go to early morning mosque services and public prayer sessions. They will also sacrifice a cow, goat, sheep, or other animal to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice Ishmael and the ram that Allah provided in place of Ishmael for a sacrifice.

The rest of the day is spent at festive get-togethers with family and friends at home and visiting friends and relatives door-to-door.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
201911 AugSunEid al-Adha
201821 AugTueEid al-Adha
20171 SepFriEid al-Adha