Muslims Celebrate

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/20/2021 - 07:27

Today millions of Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Adha. The religious festival commemorating Prophet Abraham's faithfulness to God after being tested with the unfulfilled command to sacrifice his son.

The holiday also marks the end of the annual Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj, in which thousands of Muslims travel to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to worship in the Ka'bah, the most sacred site in Islam. Although many people in the United States observed the holiday for one day yesterday, Eid-al-Adha is a three-day celebration in Muslim-majority countries.

Celebrations will also begin for several countries across the globe. Under normal circumstances, Muslims would visit mosques and have large community gatherings, but because of the #COVID pandemic, celebrations may differ again this year.