Eid ul Adha (Holiday)

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The holiday I choose is a Islamic holiday called Eid al adha. Eid al adha is very well known around the world. Eid al Adha means festival of sacrifice. Eid al adha marks the completion of the annual Hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. During the festival of Eid al adha, all Muslims celebrate Ibrahim’s trial by slaughtering an animal such as cow, sheep, camel, or goat. Eid al-Fitr is holiday that follows the month of Ramadan. The three-day Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, celebrates the end of Ramadan, the Muslims holy month during which individuals fast from sunrise to sunset. Eid al-Adha is very important holiday to Muslims like Christian is to Charismas.

Islam all over the world celebrates only two big holidays
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The meat is distributed during the days of the holiday or shortly thereafter. A sense of generosity and gratitude colors these festivities. Each Muslim family is encouraged to sacrifice an animal and split it in three and one –third for the needy, one-third for friends and family and one-third for themselves.

The Pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam. Going to Hajj at least once in his or her lifetime is mandatory by Muslim if he or she can afford it. The Hajj happens after the month of Ramadan. Muslims from all over the world, including the United States, travel to Makkah in
Saudi Arabia. The Hajj is designed to develop God awareness and a sense of spiritual up liftment. It is also believed to be an opportunity to seek forgiveness of sins accumulated throughout life. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had said that a person who performs Hajj properly "will return as a newly born baby free of all sins.” The pilgrimage also enables Muslims from all around the world, of different colors, languages, races, and ethnicities, to come together in a spirit of universal brotherhood and sisterhood to worship the One God together.
Eid Al Adha is a holiday that is celebrated everywhere in the world and it is not well known here in the United State. Most Americans are clueless about holidays of other countries. Celebration of Eid is podcasted in TV about two minutes and that is not enough time to educate many people who may not know what

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