Happy Eid al-Adha 2020! How Muslim festival is celebrated

An estimated 2.8 million Muslims living in the UK will be celebrating the holy festival of Eid al-Adha today.

Celebrations of Eid al-Fitr earlier in the year were heavily restricted due to the ongoing pandemic, but as lockdown measures begin to ease many Muslims will be able to celebrate safely with a small number of friends and family.

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Eid al-Adha is widely considered as the holier of the two Eid festivals, and it’s a time for communities to come together.

Families and friends pray and feast, while it’s also customary to give to those less fortunate.

Here’s everything you need to know:

When does Eid al-Adha take place?
Eid al-Adha falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and final month of the Muslim lunar calendar. It is also known as ‘The Month of the Pilgrimage’.

Happy Eid al-Adha 2020! How Muslim festival is celebrated
Muslims around the world will be celebrating the festival of Eid al-Adha today, commemorating the story of the prophet Ibrahim

Celebrations of Eid al-Fitr earlier in the year were heavily restricted due to the ongoing pandemic, but as lockdown measures begin to ease many Muslims will be able to celebrate safely with a small number of friends and family.

Eid al-Adha is widely considered as the holier of the two Eid festivals, and it’s a time for communities to come together.

Families and friends pray and feast, while it’s also customary to give to those less fortunate.

Here’s everything you need to know:

When does Eid al-Adha take place?
Eid al-Adha falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and final month of the Muslim lunar calendar. It is also known as ‘The Month of the Pilgrimage’.

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This year, Eid al-Adha will begin on Friday 31 July and end on Monday 3 August.

What does the festival celebrate?
Otherwise known as the ‘Festival of the Sacrifice’, Eid al-Adha honours the tale of the prophet Ibrahim and his willingness to sacrifice his son to obey God’s command.

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