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Eid al-Adha: Egyptians Celebrate the Feast of Sacrifice

Eid al-Adha: Egyptians Celebrate the Feast of Sacrifice

Photo Credit: Mohamed Hweedy

Egypt’s Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha on Friday starting with Eid prayers followed by the ritual of sacrificing an animal.

Eid Al-Adha honours the willingness of the Prophet Abraham to sacrifice his first-born son Ismail as an act of submission to God’s command. Families who can afford to do a sacrifice an animal for Eid while others have the option to donate some money as an act of charity.

It is common to witness the streets filled with sheep, cows or goats in addition to other forms of celebrations.

Photo Credit: Mohamed Hweedy

 

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Shots of The Cattle Market in Mansoura during Eid al Adha – Photo Credit: Mohamed Hweedy

 

Shots of The Cattle Market in Mansoura during Eid al Adha – Photo Credit: Mohamed Hweedy

 

Shots of The Cattle Market in Mansoura during Eid al Adha – Photo Credit: Mohamed Hweedy

 

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