November 21, 2017

Islamic villagers mark Eid-al-Adha in Maungtaw

Islamic villagers are seen on their way to mosques to take part in the Eid Al-Adha in Maungtaw. Photo: Myanmar News Agency

Islamic villagers took part in Eid-al-Adha prayer at 16 mosques in Maungtaw yesterday.
They prayed at the mosques starting from 8 am yesterday marking the Eid al-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice, which is celebrated at the end of the annual pilgrimage of Mecca.
The festival is celebrated by Muslims all around the world. Eid al-adha is the second of the two Eids’ celebrated annually, Eid ul-fitr being the other.
This year the date for Eid al-adha has been confirmed on September 1-2.

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