Eid Al-Adha By Javier Pioquinto, Blake Bill, Zach Gehman, Tim Kitchen

Feast of Sacrifice

  • Celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice son
  • Muslims believe it was Ishmael
  • Christians believe it was Isaac
  • Starts on the 10th-13th day of the Islamic month Dhu al-Hijjah
  • Date varies from country to country
  • Depends on sighting on sighting of new moon
  • Traditional country sacrifice a goat or a sheep (called Qurbani)
  • Other countries buy parts from a butcher
  • Islamic businesses close
  • Public schools in NYC have off for the festival
Examples of animals they might sacrifice
  • Muslims make special effort to pray and go to Mosque
  • Wear new clothes
  • Visit family

Sources:

  • Timeanddate.com
  • Cnn.com

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