Eid ul Adha 2022 / Eid ul Azha 2022

Eid ul Adha 2022 / Eid ul Azha 2022

Eid-ul-Adha 2022 is the most important holiday of the Islamic (lunar) calendar in Pakistan and in the entire Muslim world.


Eid-ul-Adha 2022 which means “Feast of Sacrifice,” commemorates the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham). According to the Quranic tradition, Ibrahim‘s willingness to sacrifice his son is considered important, although God intervened and offered a sheep to be sacrificed in Ishmael’s place.

Eid ul Adha 2022 Date 10 11 & 12th of July 2022 (Sunday + Monday & Tuesday)

Visiting Mecca at this time of year to recount Ibrahim‘s sacrifice is one of the five pillars of Islam, and that is what many Pakistanis do. However, traveling to Saudi Arabia to celebrate Eid al-Adha 2022 is very expensive and unworkable. That is why local festivals are celebrated every year.


Eid-ul-Adha 2022 is actually celebrated for three consecutive days, the first two of which are public holidays in Pakistan. The festivals begin on the tenth day of the month of Zul-Hijjah, which is called “Zul-Hajj” in Pakistan, which is the last month of the Islamic year. The date varies according to the Gregorian calendar and is only formally determined by the Central Moon Sighting Committee.


There are many traditions that Muslims observe on Eid-ul-Adha 2022. First, the day begins with a morning prayer and sermon at a local mosque. Muslims normally wear new clothes on this day, meet friends and family, celebrate big meals made of meat, and give money to the poor so that they too can eat. Some buy an animal, a cow, a lamb, a goat, a sheep, or a camel, and slaughter it to represent Ishmael’s “sacrifice.” Other people also buy a lot of meat from the shop. In both cases, one-third of the meat is traditionally given to the poor.



People coming to the mainland of Pakistan during Eid-ul-Adha 2022 celebrations would like to add one of the following activities to their “to-do list”:


Watch people gather at the country’s largest mosques, such as the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad or the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore. Skilled architecture, large gatherings in and around buildings, and, if you enter, decorative interiors, demand an unforgettable spectacle.

Visit Asia’s largest cattle market in Karachi. You will see oxen adorned with stylized necklaces, sheep with colored threads on their faces, and camels dyed with henna sticking in their hair. All of these animals are made for sacrificial slaughter, and you can see many knife sharpeners making “sacrificial tools.”

Goat, sheep, beef and poultry as well as camel meat are very popular. Focus on dishes such as kufta, a variety of meatballs, all kinds of grilled meat kebabs, chicken grills, meat and potato curry, meat cones, and all kinds of vegetables served with lamb. All meats comply with halal standards, and are often flavored with spices such as cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, turmeric and chili powder. In addition to meat, expect rice, yogurt, salads, egg rolls, lentils, fresh fruit and tea.

During Eid-ul-Adha, Pakistan is full of crowds and events and a tourist will get to learn a lot about Pakistani culture.