Eid al Adha and Eid ul Fitr are celebrated through the world by the followers of Islam and are usually marked with public holidays
18 November 2013| Last updated on 27 June 2017
Eid al Adha and Eid ul Fitr are celebrated through the world by the followers of Islam. In Islamic countries Eid is usually marked by a public holiday celebrating the holiday and allowing families to spend time together in prayer and reflection.
Eid al Adha is celebrated at the end of Ramadan. In English it is known as the feast of sacrifice and it commemorates the day that Ibrahim (Abraham) the prophet from the Quran took his son to Mina in Medina in order to sacrifice him and just as he was supposed to slit his son’s throat a goat materialized and it was sacrificed instead.
In Azerbaijan Eid is celebrated with a two day holiday where Muslims attend the mosques and cemeteries. Thereafter sacrificial animals are slaughtered (mostly fattened goats and sheep), the meat is then cooked or roasted. The lamb will be shared by all the people in the community and a third of it will be given to the poor and needy ensuring that everyone is well fed.
In these two days people are generous and giving. If you are in Baku you might want to join in the festivities and have a hand in taking the food to the orphanages and needy people.