Rabat - Morocco is expected to celebrate Eid al-Adha (Sacrifice Feast) on Friday, September 1, according to astronomical forecasts.
Rabat – Morocco is expected to celebrate Eid al-Adha (Sacrifice Feast) on Friday, September 1, according to astronomical forecasts.
Although Eid al-Adha always falls on the same day of the lunar Islamic calendar(Dhu al-Hijjah 10), the date on the solar Gregorian calendar varies from year to year.
Eid al-Adha moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days each year, and it also varies from country to country depending on whether the moon has been observed.
For this year’s month of Dhu al-Hijjrah, the new moon is excepted to fall on August 21.
Celebrated across the Muslim world, Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival celebrated to honor the prophet Ibrahim’s belief and commitment to follow God’s command to sacrifice his son Ismael.
Before the sacrifice, God intervened by sending his angel Gabriel, who replaced the son with a sheep.
Muslims have followed the tradition for centuries, separating the sacrificed meat into three – the family retains one third of the share, another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors, and the remaining third is given to the poor.