International Days August 22 2018 (United Nations)
The following is an overview of the days and the corresponding celebration declared by the United Nations that apply to Wednesday, 2018-08-22:
Eid al-Adha: [headq] As stated in resolutions 52/214, 52/468 and other related United Nations resolutions, Staff at all United Nations duty stations, including the United Nations Headquarters, are to observe Eid al-Adha as holiday. Eid al-Adha is also called the Sacrifice Feast and it honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God's command. It is celebrated every year on the 10th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the islamic calendar. Please note that the date for the start of any lunar islamic month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality and there may be a one-day error in the date calculation.