Happy Eid-al-Adha to all our Friends that Celebrate!!
 
By Firefighter Fatima Manzoor
July 20, 2021
 

Eid al-Adha, (Arabic: “Festival of Sacrifice”) also spelled ʿĪd al-Aḍḥā, the second of two great Muslim festivals, the other being Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Adha marks the culmination of the Hajj (pilgrimage) rites at Minā, Saudi Arabia, near Mecca, but is celebrated by Muslims throughout the world. During the festival, families that can afford to sacrifice a ritually acceptable animal (sheep, goat, camel, or cow) do so and then divide the flesh equally among themselves, the poor, and friends and neighbors. Eid al-Adha is also a time for visiting with friends and family and for exchanging gifts.