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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. Public holiday days for the Eid al-Adha change country to 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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These 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.

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

Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Sudan also announced a nine-day public holiday on the same dates as in the Gulf.

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.

Tunisia, Morocco and 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 , Indonesia, Singapore , and Ghana: three-day long weekend holiday, from Saturday, September 10 until Monday, September 12.

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 .

–  Kurban Bayrami , as referred to in Turkey.

–  Hari Raya Haji , as known in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

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

Source: Aljazeera