EID AL-ADHA is one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar.
The celebetaroy event celebrates both Abraham’s devotion and Ishmael’s survival.
When is Eid al-Adha?
In 2023, the three-day event will run on the evening of Wednesday, June 28 until Saturday, July 1, according to the Islamic lunar calendar.
How is Eid al-Adha celebrated?
Eid al-Adha usually begins with Muslims going to the Mosque to pray in new clothes.
This is called Qurbani.
In many countries this is done as part of a public ceremony, but in the UK it takes place in the slaughterhouse.
The meat was divided equally among family, friends and the poor, along with a large feast of mostly savory dishes.
Relatives will gather to celebrate and exchange gifts, cards and money, as well as donate to charity.
Eid means “celebration” and Mubarak means “luck” and “Eid Mubarak” is often used as a greeting during this period.
The saying can be translated as “have a blessed holiday”, or “lucky festival/festival”.
It is customary to answer “Khair Mubarak” in return for good wishes.
What is the difference between Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr?
Eid al-Adha is the second largest Muslim festival after Eid al-Fitr.
While Eid al-Adha is known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’, Eid al-Fitr is also known as the ‘Festival of Fast Breaking’.
It is held at the end ramadan festival to mark the end of fasting.
Eid al-Fitr is often called the sweet feast because Muslims will tend to put more emphasis on pudding.
Eid al-Adha tends to be mostly savory and is the sacred dish of two parties.
It coincides with the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and about two months after Eid al-Fitr.