Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha

Eid-ul-Adha (24 September) is a thanksgiving festival – the “festival of sacrifice” – where Muslims remember the story of Ibrahim and his willingness to sacrifice his son at God’s request. During the same week, Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated and many Muslims will make the journey to Mecca – the Islamic holy land – to praise Allah and stand as equals. Use these free teaching resources, lesson plans and activities to help students understand and celebrate these Islamic traditions.


The journey of Hajj

This three-lesson resource contains a postcard, diary and board game and provides a useful introduction to Hajj.

Hajj Pilgrimage

From Ihram to Ka’bah help students understand the six stages of Hajj with this kinesthetic lesson.

Hajj diary

Test students’ literacy skills and Hajj knowledge in this RE assessment lesson.

Pilgrim’s route

Use this step-by-step guide to the stages of Hajj to shed light on the pilgrims’ journey.

The Fifth Pillar of Islam

A pictorial guide of the pilgrimage to Mecca with a glossary to help students revise knowledge.

Will Rahema go to Hajj?

These lessons focus on the hopes and apprehensions of a teenage girl who has lots of decisions to make before her pilgrimage.


Feast of sacrifice

Students can show their knowledge of the Eid-ul-Adha story with this cut-out sequencing activity worksheet.

Eid celebrations

Explore how Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha with this colourful PowerPoint presentation, which is full of photos and information.

Eid-ul-Adha assembly

This ready-to-use assembly script and video from TrueTube gives students an insight into this important Islamic festival.

Ibraheem’s story

The story of Ibrahim’s willingness to obey God’s will is presented in this simple printable leaflet.

Eid-ul-Adha: What we do

A young Muslim shares her experience of celebrating the festival with this video from BBC Class Clips.