This article was written by Stella Klockner Fonyat, Year 7
What is Eid al-Adha? It's the feast of sacrifice or festival of the slaughter. It commemorates the devotion of Abraham and the survival of Ishmael. To celebrate, you begin the day with an Eid prayer. After that, you visit friends and relatives to connect with them. Last but not least, you send Eid gifts and donate to charity.The event length is three days so you get a one week of vacation! A huge part of Eid al Adha is to slaughter an animal and share the meat with family, friends and those in need.
Indonesia is the most popular country to celebrate Eid. Over 200 million Muslims dress and gather to pray. This can show how important this holiday is because it's really important to Muslims.There are also a few other countries that celebrate EID: Pakistan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and UAE. So in the end everyone is able to have a lovely time with family and friends.
Difference of Eid al-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr:
Eid al-Adha lasts three days and the other lasts one day.
On the day they do similar things like prayers then greeting friends and family. Eid al-Adha is sometimes called Big Eid. So next time someone asks you, you know what to say!
Thank you for listening!