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Eid-Ul-Zuha 2017

Eid al-Adha 2017 is also called Bakr-Id and Eid ul-Adha or Eid ul-Zuha, this festival is marked by a meat feast. It’s that time of the year again. Muslims all over the world are getting ready for the revered festival of Eid al-Adha.

 

What is Eid al-Adha?

 

Id-ul-Zuha is a festival that is celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety in India and the world. Many Muslims wear new clothes and attend an open-air prayer meeting during Id-ul-Zuha. They may sacrifice a sheep or goat and share the meat with family members, neighbors and the poor.

 

The celebrations symbolise Ibrahim’s devotion to Allah and they mark the end of the Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca which thousands of Muslims all over the world embark on.

 

When is Eid al-Adha?

 

In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha takes place on the 10th day of the 12th month and lasts for four days until the 13th day. This year it will start on Friday, September 1 (today) and will end in the evening of Tuesday, September 5.

 

How is Eid al-Adha celebrated?

 

Muslims begin their celebrations with morning prayers, followed by food and exchanging of gifts with family and friends.They also share their food and money with the poor so that they can celebrate too.Worshippers will usually slaughter a sheep or a goat as part of the festivities.

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