Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim (known as Abraham in the Christian and Jewish traditions) to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. It falls on the tenth day of the twelfth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, which is observed from September 23 to September 24 this year.
Muslims around the world observe this event by praying, attending services at their mosque, wearing new clothes, and visiting family and friends. People also give money to enable poorer members of their local community and around the world to eat a meat-based meal.
In the days and weeks surrounding Eid al-Adha, many Muslims travel to Mecca to take part in this event, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.
From all of us at Niagara Foundation, Eid Mubarak!