Eid Al-Adha, known as the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, is one of the most significant festivals on the Muslim calendar and lasts for four days. The holiday marks the end of the Hajj Pilgrimage and serves as a day to remember the Islamic profit Ibrahim, and his willingness to sacrifice of his son, Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of submission to Allah, before Allah intervened and gave Ibrahim a lamb to slaughter in the place of his son. On this day, Muslims in countries around the world start the day with prayer and spend time with family, offer gifts and often give to charity. It is customary for Muslim families to honor Allah by sacrificing a sheep or goat and sharing the meat amongst family members.
Feast of the Sacrifice
Oct. 26 Photo Brief: Baltimore Halloween Brew-ha-ha, Islam’s Feast of the Sacrifice, zombies in Berlin, Halloween at the zoo, pregnant pigs in a cage
Baltimore Bike Party, Graphic animal slaughter images from the first day of Islam’s Eid al-Adha celebration, or “Feast of the Sacrifice,” a polar bear and white lion play with pumpkins in a Russian zoo, European pigs will soon have more room in their cages, zombies from the Middle Ages emerge from the Berlin Dungeon and more in today’s daily brief.