Eid al-Adha 2016 Celebrations Around the World

Eid al-Adha 2016 Celebrations Around the World

In remembrance of the great sacrifice offered by Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) in the shape of his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) to seek the pleasure of Allah (SWT), Muslims in every nook and corner of the world celebrate Eid al-Adha. Scroll down to have a look at how Muslims around the world prepared and then celebrated the sacred festival.


1 – Makeshift Cattle Markets


Makeshift Cattle Markets

A camel can be seen taking rest in a temporary cattle market set up in the frontier city of Peshawar, Pakistan before Eid al-Adha. The animals for sale are adorned with artificial flowers and various henna pattern to attract the attention of customers. (Photograph: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters)


2 – It’s Time for Some Shopping


It’s Time for Some Shopping

A shopkeeper at a cloth shop in Herat, Afghanistan shows a heavily embroidered dress to a veiled lady customer. Women participate in the festivities of Eid al-Adha by cladding themselves in fancy dresses on the Eid day. (Photograph: Jalil Rezayee/EPA)


3 – Thrills of Childhood


Thrills of Childhood

A young boy feeds his sheep outside his house in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon. Muslim children in different parts of the world love to spend time with their animals-to-be-sacrificed on Eid al-Adha. (Photograph: Mohammed Zaatari/AP)


4 – Time for Some Fun


Time for Some Fun

The resilient Palestinian children in a refugee camp near Amman, Jordan enjoy themselves on a mini-ferris wheel on the day of Eid. (Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)


5 – Catch Those Balloons


Catch Those Balloons

Believers joyfully catch balloons distributed for free after Eid al-Adha prayers at Al-Seddik Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. (Photograph: Roger Anis/AP)


6 – Don’t Let Them Escape


Don’t Let Them Escape

It’s one thing purchasing an animal for sacrifice and quite another to get it loaded onto a vehicle to be carried safe and sound to your home. A goat tries to make good its escape from the trunk of a car after being purchased from the livestock market in Kolkata, India at a hefty price. (Photographer: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)


7 – Bakra on a Bike


Bakra on a Bike

There’s always a cheaper way of doing things and these men seem to have found one! Carrying a goat on a motorbike instead of spending money on arranging a truck for transporting the animal to be sacrificed! Certainly doesn’t appear to be a bad idea when considering the mind-boggling traffic congestion that can take place on roads in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters)


8 – The Long Wait


The Long Wait

A vendor along with his little girl awaits his customers in a livestock market set up in the suburbs of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Millions of war-weary Afghans marked Eid al-Adha this year with prayers and feasting. (Photograph: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP)


9 – Get Your Knives Sharpened


Get Your Knives Sharpened

A butcher sharpens his knife in preparation of sacrificing goats, camels, cows etc. on the festive occasion of Eid al-Adha in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photograph: Caren Firouz/Reuters)


10 – It’s Selfie Time


It’s Selfie Time

Three men from kenya pose for a selfie in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. (Photograph: Hazem Bader/AFP)


11 – Stoning of Satan


Stoning of Satan

Pilgrims throw pebbles at pillars as a part of the Jamarat ritual in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)


12 – Sweets After Meat


Sweets After Meat

People in a market situated in Jerusalem’s old city buy sweets in preparation for the religious festival of Eid al-Adha. (Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters)


13 – Goat is Ready to be Sacrificed


Goat is Ready to be Sacrificed

Men prepare a goat for sacrifice during Eid al-Adha near Niujie Mosque in Beijing, China. (Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters)


14 – Eid in Seoul


Eid in Seoul

Muslim women participate in Eid al-Adha celebrations at the Korean Muslim Federation in Seoul, South Korea. (Photograph: Anad olu Agency via Getty Images)


15 – Not for the Faint at Heart


Not for the Faint at Heart

Malaysian Muslims prepare a cow for sacrifice during Eid al-Adha outside the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz mosque in Shah Alam, Malaysia. (Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana via Getty Images)