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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2347

Eid-ul- Azha – the feast of sacrifice on 22nd August

Colombo, 13 August, (Asiantrribune.com):

Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate the Hajj festival on August 22 following the sighting of the new moon, Yesterday the Colombo Grand Mosque announced.

On 22nd August is a public holiday in Sri Lanka as the Muslims in the country would be celebrating Eid-ul- Azha – the feast of sacrifice.

Eid Al Adha, falls on the 10th day of Zil-Haj, is celebrated by Muslims around 70 days after Eid Al Fitr which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice is one of two Eid festivals observed by the Muslim faithful to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his own son to God.

Traditionally marked by the slaughter of animals, whose meat is shared with family members and the poor.

The faithful slaughter their sacrificial animals in remembrance of Sunnat-e Ibrahimi, which continues for three days of Eid.

- Asian Tribune -

Eid-ul- Azha – the feast of sacrifice on 22nd August
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