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Eid Al Adha

‘Festival of sacrifice’

This Eid celebrates the occasion when Allah appeared to Ibrahim in a dream and told him to sacrifice his son Isma’il as an act of obedience to God. The devil tried to tempt him to disobey Allah but failed, however just as he was about to sacrifice his son Allah stopped him and gave him a lamb to sacrifice instead.

This Eid (festival) marks the end of Hajj (a pilgrimage to Mecca which all Muslims try and make at least once in their life). It is a day of happiness with Muslims starting their day visiting the Mosque dressed in their best clothes. Special foods are eaten on this day such as lamb and sweet dishes. Family & friends visit one another, presents are exchanged and homes are decorated.  Eid money is also given to charities to help the poor.

For information on things to do this Eid take a look at our What’s On in October or if you are having to work but don’t know what to do with the kids take a look at our Eid Camps

Eid al Adha is known as the “Big Eid” and many people take advantage of this time off work and take a vacation so Expat Echo have put together a few travel suggestions for you!

Private sector will have holidays
October 25th

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