Muslims in Singapore and all across the world observe the Islamic festival known as Hari Raya Haji, often referred to as Eid al-Adha. It honors Abraham’s (Ibraham’s) readiness to offer his son as a sacrifice in response to God’s instruction. The feast in Islam places a strong emphasis on the virtues of charity, faith, and sacrifice.
Hari Raya Haji in 2024, 2025 and 2026:
|2024||17 Jun||Monday||Hari Raya Haji|
|2025||6 Jun||Friday||Hari Raya Haji|
|2026||27 May||Wednesday||Hari Raya Haji|
These dates are estimated. We will update this page once the official announcement is out.
According to the sighting of the moon, Hari Raya Haji occurs on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The Gregorian calendar allows for year-to-year variations in the date.
Hari Raya Haji is honored as a public holiday in Singapore using a variety of spiritual and cultural customs. Throughout the nation, mosques have special prayers to start the day off. The Muslim community gathers for these prayers, also known as “Hari Raya Haji” or “Salat al-Eid,” to ask for blessings and to express thanks for Ibrahim’s sacrifices.
The act of Qurbani, which entails the slaughter of livestock such as sheep, goats, or cows, is one of the main rites associated with Hari Raya Haji. The ethos of sharing and helping the less fortunate is reflected in the distribution of the meat from the Qurbani to family, friends, and those in need.
Muslims gather as families and communities to celebrate Hari Raya Haji. People frequently choose their best gear while visiting family and friends to wish them well. Giving to charities and performing deeds of goodwill is traditional around this time.
Recognizing the cultural and religious significance of Hari Raya Haji, the Singaporean government has recently encouraged and facilitated its celebration. People from all backgrounds get the chance to learn about and respect the customs of the Muslim minority in Singapore on this holiday.
Overall, for Muslims in Singapore, Hari Raya Haji is a time for spirituality, introspection, and solidarity that highlights the compassion, selflessness, and sense of community that are essential to the Islamic religion.