All the Muslim brothers and sisters of the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha today.
This year Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu Al Hijjah that is June 27 and June 28, 2023. However, the first day of Eid Al Adha depends on the observation of the moon with the naked eye.
Celebrated by Muslims throughout the world, Eid al-Adha marks the culmination of the Hajj (pilgrimage) rites at Minā, Saudi Arabia, near Mecca that falls on the twelfth month in the Islamic calendar.
In Islam, Hajj is the annual pilgrimage made to the Kaaba, the ‘House of God’ in the city of Mecca. The Kaaba is covered in a Kiswah – a black silk cloth, exquisitely embroidered in gold. Every year, artisans work on creating a new Kiswah.
Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice is the second and the larger of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam.
According to history, it honours the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God’s command.
Eid Al Adha is a time of celebration for Muslims religion followers by praying at the mosque, visiting family and friends, exchanging gifts, and enjoying feasts. It is also time to meet with great anticipation and cherished by all Muslim religion followers by declaring a public holiday for all public and private institutions. It’s also a time of charitable acts and remembrance.
During this joyous occasion, with a graceful blend of tradition and leisure, families and individuals eagerly start looking forward to embracing the spirit of the festival and making the most of the cherished holidays, experiencing promising moments of joy, reflection, and connection.