What is Eid Al Adha: When and How is it Celebrated?

What is Eid Al Adha: When and How is it Celebrated?

-One of the two Islamic holidays celebrated by the Muslims is Eid Al Adha or Feast of Sacrifice

-In the Philippines, August 21, 2018 was declared by the President of the Philippines as a non-working holiday. In the Philippines, the feast will start in the evening of this day

-Muslims wear new clothes, visit family and friends and symbolically sacrifice an animal that represents Ibrahim's sacrifice in the place of his son

-In this celebration, people usually greet "Eid Mubarak" to each other

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What is Eid Al Adha?

Eid al-Adha or the Feast of sacrifice is one of the two Islamic holidays celebrated by the Muslims around the world. This commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son.It has other names outside the Muslim world, in the Philippines, it's Eidul Adha, as spelled in the Philippines legislation.

Is Eid Al Adha a holiday in the Philippines?

KAMI already reported, that August 21, 2018 is a non-working holiday in the Philippines in observance of Eid al-Adha 2018.

The Philippines has been observing Eid’l Adha as a national holiday since 2009 under RA 9849.

Meaning of Eid Al Adha (The Festival of Sacrifice)

Eid al-Adha is the celebration of Muslims to remember Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his own son, Ismael to Mount Moriah. Just as he was to sacrifice his son, an angel stopped him and gave him a ram to sacrifice in place of his son. These events are remembered and celebrated at Eid al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice.

Tradition of Eid celebrations

In some traditionally Muslim countries, families or groups of families may purchase an animal known as udhiya, usually a goat or sheep, to sacrifice. They also give money to enable poorer members of their local community and around the world to eat a meat-based meal.

Greetings and messages for Eid al-Adha

In this celebration, people usually greet each other "Eid Mubarak", but what does it mean?""

Eid Mubarak is a traditional Muslim greeting reserved for the holy festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

"Eid" means "celebration" and "mubarak" means "blessed".

The saying can be translated as "have a blessed holiday".

The Islamic calendar is based on observations of the Moon and the length of a particular month can vary between years. This is around 10 days before the start of the festival.

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