Happy Eid al-Adha is a public holiday in the world. It is a day off for the general population and schools and most businesses are closed. Happy Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event.
Happy Eid al-Adha 2023, many Muslims make a special effort to pray and listen to a sermon at a mosque. They also wear new clothes, visit family members and friends, and may symbolically sacrifice an animal in an act known as “Qurbani”.
In some traditionally Muslim countries, families or groups of families may purchase an animal known as hiya, usually a goat or sheep, to sacrifice, but this is not common or legal in many parts of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States or many other countries.
In the period around Eid al-Adha, many Muslims travel to Mecca and the surrounding area in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage. Package holidays are organized in many countries. Muslims may plan and save for many years to enable them to take part in this event, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.
In these countries, groups of people may purchase a whole carcass from a butcher or slaughterhouse and divide it amongst themselves or just buy generous portions of meat for a communal meal on Eid-al-Adha 2023. People also give money to enable poorer members of their local community and around the world to eat a meat-based meal.
Eid al-Adha is a public holiday in places such as Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. However, some Islamic organizations may be closed or offer a reduced level of service and there may be some local congestion around mosques in countries.