Eid Al-Adha

[EID AL-ADHA]

Eid al-Adha is a significant religious holiday that is observed by Muslims around the world. Muslims observe this holiday in celebration of Prophet Ibrahim’s(Abraham) disposition to sacrifice his only son in submission to Allah’s will. However, before Ibrahim sacrificed his son, God provided him with a lamb to sacrifice instead. With that, the holiday became known as the Festival of Sacrifice. As such, Muslims offer a lamb as a sacrifice and share it with their family members and those less fortunate.

Eid al-Adha is celebrated in the Islamic lunar calendar on the 10th of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts three days. Usually, in the Gregorian calendar, the date of this celebration varies because the boundary of the visibility of the crescent differs from the universal calendar and is also a solar calendar.

Naturally, this holiday takes place after the Hajj, an annual pilgrimage and one of the pillars of Islam. The holiday is celebrated around the same duration and the ways of celebrating the holiday are almost identical internationally, with minor differences in the prepared meals and how people spend their time during this holiday.

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