The Muslim Festival Eid al-Adha – Festival of Sacrifice – is Celebrated Today

This year Eid al-Adha (a holiday that’s also known as Eid Kbir) is held on the 18th to the 20th around the Muslim world. It’s a festival celebrating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son for Allah.

Everyone dresses up and goes to the mosque to perform the Eid prayer. Families that can afford it will also sacrifice an animal such as a sheep. Most of the meat of the sacrificed animal should go to the poor. The rest can be used for a feast for family and friends.

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3 Responses to “The Muslim Festival Eid al-Adha – Festival of Sacrifice – is Celebrated Today”

  1. Ed Gawlinski Says:

    As this is a family celebration, are there children’s songs that are associated with it?

  2. janak subedi Says:

    Eid al- adha mubarak for all muslim brothers and sisters. i m actually hindu but i respect this festival. may allaha will fulfill all the dreams to u.

  3. Soha Tarek Says:

    Happy Eid for the muslims around the world and thnx mamalisa 13\7\2011

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