Eid al Adha

Eid al Adha Quick Facts - NL

AKA NameFeast of Sacrifice, Bakreed (Urdu), Day of Sacrifice
HashtagsCompiled on#EidMubarak, #EidAlAdha
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2024 Date16 June 2024
2025 Date6 June 2025

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Eid al-Adha History

Eid al Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is one of the two most significant Islamic celebrations. It is a time to honor the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command. While Eid al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan's fasting period, Eid al Adha signifies the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which takes place in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Central to the observance of Eid al Adha is the act of giving charity and communal prayer, demonstrating unity as well as compassion for the less fortunate.

The origin of Eid al Adha stems from the stories of Abraham (Ibrahim) as recounted in the Quran, which are also present in the Bible and Torah. These stories resonate with believers from various religious backgrounds, making Eid al Adha a meaningful occasion for all. In the Netherlands, a country known for its inclusivity and openness, the observance of Eid al Adha encourages interfaith dialogue, cultural understanding, and the celebration of diversity within the Dutch society. As a result, people in the Netherlands can appreciate this festival's importance to their Muslim neighbors, as well as its message of unity and mindfulness towards the less fortunate.

In the Netherlands, Muslims gather at mosques and community centers to participate in the Eid al Adha prayer, which typically takes place in the morning. After prayer, families may come together and share a special meal that traditionally includes lamb or goat meat. In keeping with the spirit of the observance, a portion of the meal is also given as charity to those in need. While specific dates for Eid al Adha can vary according to the lunar-based Islamic calendar, in the Netherlands, the occasion is usually observed on the same day as in Saudi Arabia, where the Hajj pilgrimage is held. Eid al-Adha is observed on June 28th this year.

Facts about Eid al-Adha

  • Unlike regular prayers, prayers for Eid al-Adha takes place in any large, open field. There Muslims from many mosques congregate together. Usually, mosques collaborate together to find a field that is convenient for everyone to go to. In the United States, Eid prayers often occur in parks.
  • Festivities begin with a prayer service, followed by a brief sermon on the morning of the first day. During the prayer, Muslims recite verses from the Quran, lead by an Imam, prostrate to God, and send their peace to Muhammad and Abraham.
  • The central aspect of Eid al-Adha is the act of sacrificing an animal to symbolize Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah. In the Netherlands, the ritual slaughter must follow Dutch animal welfare regulations and be performed in a certified slaughterhouse.
  • After the animal is slaughtered, it is divided into three parts: one for the family, one for relatives and friends, and one for the poor and needy.

Top things to do in Netherlands for Eid al-Adha

  • Often, a large party is thrown by Muslims on one of the three days of Eid al-Adha. Meat from slaughtered animals is served.
  • It is Islamic tradition to wear your most beautiful clothes on the first day of Eid al-Adha. A few days before Eid al-Adha, Muslims shop for their new Eid clothes. Merchants in Islamic countries often hold their biggest sales before Eid al-Adha.
  • The Netherlands has several Islamic cultural centers, such as the Islamic Cultural Center of Utrecht and the Moroccan Cultural Center in Amsterdam, where you can attend lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, and other activities related to Eid al-Adha and Islamic culture.
  • Cities like Rotterdam, Amsterdam, and The Hague often host various cultural events, food festivals, and family activities in celebration of Eid al-Adha. These events provide a great opportunity to enjoy traditional foods, live music, and performances.

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