Saturday, October 27, 2012

Eid Ul Adha

Happy Aid to my childhood friend Khalida we were classmates at Shishu Vihar Hindi High School Jamnagar

And to Aisha khaatoon, Azmala baano, Jmsheed, baano  who were my friends in Normal School, ShahGanj Agra

Yes today is 
Eid Ul Adha celebrated by all Muslims across the World.

Here is part of the Wikipedia explanation and the link: 
Eid al Adha

Eid al-Adha, also called Feast of the Sacrifice, the Major Festival, the Greater Eid and Bakr Eid, is an important 4-day religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honor the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his young firstborn son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of submission to God and his son's acceptance of the sacrifice before God intervened to provide Abraham with a ram to sacrifice instead.

Different cultures celebrate Eid differently but most celebrate today with either new clothes or gifts for the children. Many people spend Eid visiting friends and family.  I think it is important to inform the children of why we celebrate Eid otherwise I think it would end up similar to how I believe Christmas is celebrated for the Christians where most of the children automatically expect all the presents but don't celebrate the meaning of the day itself.

Shabba khair!

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