Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:18 AM
can anyone tell me how do people in Egypt celebrate this holiday?
Eid-ul Adha - Festival of Sacrifice, is a festival where Muslims all over the world remember the tough sacrifice prophet Abraham had to make and was rewarded by Allah by sparing prophet Ishmael and making him an example for us to follow in our lives - when we choose to submit to His will, all ends well.
Muslims who can afford to do so sacrifice their best domestic animals (usually sheeps, cows and goats) as a symbol of Ibrahim's sacrifice. they give some of them to poor people, relatives or friends and keep some for themselves. This happens on the first day of the eid(which is 4 days).
Hope it helps
Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:57 AM
I knew the meaning of the holiday, Festival of Sacrifice. What I was wondering about is how do common people celebrate it. If it lasts 4 days, what do they do on the other 3?
I hope I am not too curious, I would just like to learn more about Egyptian life and traditions.
Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:44 PM