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Eid al-Adha holiday: How many days is it by country?

Eid al-Adha is celebrated for four days but holidays in 2016 range from 12 days in Saudi Arabia to three in Pakistan.

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The Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on September 12 in Saudi Arabia and in most other countries, and on September 13 in Pakistan and Bangladesh. 

The public holiday breaks for Eid have also been officially announced:

- Saudi Arabia: 12-day holiday break, which will include the days of the Hajj pilgrimage.

- Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait and Oman: nine-day public holiday from Friday, September 9 until Saturday, September 17. 

- Turkey: nine-day public holiday from Saturday, September 10 until Sunday, September 18.

- Bangladesh: six-day Eid holiday, from Friday September 9 until Wednesday, September 14.

- Nigeria: four-day long weekend holiday, from Saturday, September 10 until Tuesday, September 13.

- Pakistan: three-day holiday from Monday, September 12 until Wednesday, September 14.

- Philippines: three-day long weekend holiday, from Saturday, September 10 until Monday, September 12.

For the holidays of Eid al-Fitr, check here.

Local names

The Eid al-Adha festival, or Feast of Sacrifice, is locally also known as:

- Eidul Adha, as spelled in the Philippines legislation.

- Eid el-Kabir, as commonly referred to in Nigeria and Morocco. 

Qurban Bayram, as referred to in Turkey.

- Bakr-Id or Qurbani Eid, as referred to in the Urdu language, in India and in Bangladesh


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