Muslims around the Middle East, some other countries celebrated Eid Al Azha on Sunday, which marks the end of the annual Haj pilgrimage and commemorates the sacrifice of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him).
Residents across the UAE also marked Eid Eid Al Azha early with prayers. The celebration is also a time for charity, social gatherings, festive meals and gift-giving.
Eid Al-Azha is an important occasion, also known as the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, marked by Muslims across the world with prayers, thanksgiving and animal sacrifice.
In the UAE, it is celebrated with a four-day public and private sector holiday, starting from Saturday, August 10 to Tuesday, August 13.
Muslims around the world observe this important event. The holiday is a time for loved ones to come together for pray, share a meal and celebrate life’s blessings.
The occasion is also a chance to reflect on lessons of sacrifice, and values like service, compasion and being there for neighbours.
Indonesian Muslims attend Eid Al-Azha prayers in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, August 11, 2019. Muslim people in the country celebrate Eid al Azha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice by slaughtering sheep, goats and cows whose meat will later be distributed to the poor.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also delivered his Eid Al Azha message on social media.
People gather at Dubai’s Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, or the “Blue Mosque”, for Eid prayers.
US Senator Beto O’Rourke also tweeted “Eid Mubarak”, greeting Muslims in America and across the world on this special day.