Eid al-Adha also called the “Sacrifice Feast”, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and is considered the holier of the two. In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-hijjah and lasts for four days until the 13th day.
It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God’s command, before God intervened sending his angel Jibra’il (Gabriel) to inform him that his sacrifice had already been accepted. The meat from the sacrifice animal is divided into three parts. The family keeps one third of it; another third is given to relatives, friends or neighbors and remaining third is given to the poor and needy.
On Eid al-Adha people start their day with the incredible aroma of parfume and they wear new clothes. Then they go to mosque to pray. After that, they gather with family and friends. Eid al-Adha is special day for children as well because every older person gives them money or gift. Most people on this day serve their special food especially dates.
Today at English In Chester we celebrated Eid al-Adha with all student and staff in the garden. It’s been very exciting day because most of student have never tried Arabic coffee and food before and some students brought Bukhoor and it’s made peacefull aroma in the garden. And also we are very thankfull to the school because help us to organized our celebration, we hope it’s been a good experience for student and staff and we hope it happens again next year .