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Significance of Eid-al-Adha in Islam

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In anticipation of the wonderful feast of Eid-al-Adha in 2022, Muslims throughout the world have already begun making preparations. Because of its significance in Islam’s history, Eid-ul-Adha is very important to Muslims.

In anticipation of the wonderful feast of Eid-al-Adha in 2022, Muslims throughout the world have already begun making preparations. Because of its significance in Islam’s history, Eid-ul-Adha is very important to Muslims.
Because there are so many different cultures and customs on the earth, the event is observed in different ways around the world.
As Eid is approaching closer, Avenue5 International wishes you a delightful Eid! Let’s have a look at the history of Eid-al-Adha and how it’s celebrated all around the world.


Eid-al-Adha History:

At the conclusion of the five-day Hajj, which Muslims perform to atone for their sins and foster a sense of equality and fraternity, is celebrated Eid-al-Adha. Muslims from all around the world get together on this day to celebrate the Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail and surrender to Allah’s will.

God required the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice his son Ismail on this holy day, putting him to the test. God is said to have restrained his hand, saving the infant and replacing him with a ram.

A goat, sheep, or cow is often sacrificed to mark the occasion, and the flesh is then given to the needy, nearby neighbours, and family members. The division is meant to provide everyone the opportunity to celebrate the occasion on an equal footing, with a celebratory feast being prepared in the majority of homes.


How is Eid al-Adha observed across the world?

Around the world, people celebrate Eid-al-Adha in various ways. Muslims who live in various nations each have their own methods of celebrating thanks to their numerous distinct cultures and traditions. We are confident that Eid-al-Adha would be celebrated across the world with fervor and zest along with numerous fascinating customs!

A few nations will be highlighted by Avenue5 International in order to show how they celebrate Eid-al-Adha!



Eid-al-Adha is celebrated in Pakistan for four days as opposed to the typical three in most other nations. Every year, Eid-al-Adha is established when the moon is seen, which marks the beginning of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah.

Muslim men typically say Eid prayers in the congregation when Eid-al-Adha comes, before beginning their day. The sheep, goat, cow, and camel they had originally bought are subsequently sacrificed.

Most of the time, marketplaces and stores are closed since everyone is busy making sacrifices and praying. Muslims share the meat among their loved ones, friends, and the needy after the sacrifice. It is also rather typical to see friends and family join together for lunch and supper. Children anticipate getting “Eidi” from their elders in the form of money or presents.

Overall, Eid-al-Adha is a highly exciting day in Pakistan, and the majority of Muslims look forward to it all year long!


United Arab Emirates (UAE):

When Eid-al-Adha arrives, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) likewise takes a three- or four-day holiday. Following morning prayers at “Eidgah” (community prayer areas), Muslims greet one another and wish them a good Eid Mubarak.

Muslims dress up in new or their best clothing, greet one another, and gift “Eidi” to the younger family members, as is also frequently observed in Pakistan. Family members visit one other’s homes and give each other delicious treats!



On Eid al-Adha, Muslims begin their day by praying at the mosque, as is customary in the majority of Muslim nations, and then they move on to giving the sacrifice of a sheep, goat, camel, etc.

Before they are sacrificed, some Turks also like to henna and tie ribbons on their sheep or goat. People often pay visits to one another’s homes to wish them a happy Eid. In order to show respect for them, the younger group hugs and kisses their elders’ hands.

In Turkey, it is typical to give to the needy as opposed to offering a sheep, cow, or other animals as sacrifice. In this context, it is important to note that Turkey forbids animal sacrifice anywhere except in designated slaughterhouses, which include majorly located outsides of big cities.



Eid-al-Adha is referred to as “Eid-el-Kibr” in Egypt. Similar to other Muslim nations, Eid-al-Adha in Egypt begins with a sermon and a prayer, followed by a get-together of family, friends, and relations.

When people meet and greet each other in Egypt, they say “kon sana wa inta tayab,” which translates to “I hope every year finds you well.”

On “Eid-el-Kibr,” a great amount of meat is shared and donated around the nation.



Iran’s Eid-al-Adha is quite similar to the United Arab Emirates’ Eid (UAE). Muslims dress up for the Eid prayers, known as Namaz Eid, which are followed by purchasing meat from butcher shops.

On the joyous day of Eid, Muslims get together and enjoy a family feast while sharing meat!

On Eid-al-Adha, several kinds of kebabs and haleem are frequently prepared in Iran and enjoyed joyfully by family members.



Eid-al-Adha is often referred to as “Kurbanir Eid” in Bangladesh. A month before Eid-al-Adha, preparations and festivities start. Gift shops, clothes stores, confectionery shops, etc. are filled with everything families will need for the day.

Following the Eid prayers on that particular day, cows, goats, and buffaloes are put to death. Like in other Muslim nations, people congregate at the homes of their friends or relatives to fully enjoy the joyful day.

United States of America (USA):

There are many different faiths and civilizations in the United States of America (USA). Muslims in the USA meet to pray on Eid and then visit one another’s homes for an Eid meal. In the USA, it is observed for three days.

During social events, Muslims from many nations dress traditionally and share their regional cuisine. Some Muslims choose fields where they may carry out the sacrifice so they can perform the massacre. Some people do, however, compensate their relatives and friends back home by sending them money.


Eid vacations are granted by the government in the majority of Muslim nations, emphasizing the significance of sharing the day with loved ones. The official Eid-al-Adha vacation period in Pakistan for 2022 runs from July 9 to July 12.

A very joyful and wonderful Eid to you all from Avenue5 International & BTGOC!