When is Eid-el-Kabir 2023 in Nigeria?
The Sultan, who is the President-General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, made the announcement on Sunday night, June 18, in a tweet sighted by MTC.
Eid-el-Kabir is an important religious holiday for Muslims around the world. It marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
The holiday is also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, and it commemorates the story of Ibrahim (Abraham) who was willing to sacrifice his son, Ismail, in obedience to Allah.
In Nigeria, Eid-el-Kabir is a public holiday.
This means that schools and businesses will be closed on both days of the holiday. Muslims will gather to pray and celebrate the holiday with family and friends.
They will also sacrifice animals, such as sheep, goats, and cows, as a way to commemorate Ibrahim’s sacrifice.
The timing of Eid-el-Kabir is based on the lunar calendar, so the date changes each year. In 2022, Eid-el-Kabir was celebrated on July 9 and 10 and as public holiday
The announcement of the date for Eid-el-Kabir 2023 has come as a welcome relief to Muslims in Nigeria. The holiday is a time for celebration and reflection, and it is an important opportunity for Muslims to come together as a community.
Other Public Holidays in Nigeria in 2023
In addition to Eid-el-Kabir, there are several other public holidays in Nigeria in 2023. These include:
- New Year’s Day (January 1)
- Good Friday (April 7)
- Easter Monday (April 10)
- Labour Day (May 1)
- Democracy Day (June 12)
- Independence Day (October 1)
- Christmas Day (December 25)
- Boxing Day (December 26)
These holidays are a time for Nigerians to relax and celebrate with family and friends. They are also a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead.
Why Muslims Celebrate Eid Kabir
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as Eid Kabir, to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael) in obedience to Allah. The story is told in the Quran, and it is one of the most important stories in Islam.
On the day of Eid al-Adha, Muslims gather to pray and celebrate the holiday with family and friends. They also sacrifice animals, such as sheep, goats, and cows, as a way to commemorate Ibrahim’s sacrifice.
The meat from the sacrificed animals is then divided into three parts: one part is given to people with low-income and needy, one part is given to relatives and neighbours, and one part is kept for the family.
Eid al-Adha is a time for Muslims to come together and celebrate their faith. It is also a time to reflect on the importance of sacrifice and obedience to Allah.