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CANCELLED – Eid al-Adha 2021 Celebration
August 14 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Molonglo Muslim Community would like to invite Muslim Community of the Molonglo and the ACT to celebrate Eid Al-Adha, 2021 to celebrate with our other communities and Neighbours.
This event will include amusement rides, jumping castile, face and hand painting, Multicultural sweets and food stalls, animal petting, pony ride, Australian Bureau of Statistics stall, AFP stalls along with other community participation.
About Eid al-Adha:
The latter of the two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr). It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to God’s command. (The Jewish and Christian religions believe that according to Genesis 22:2, Abraham took his son Isaac to sacrifice.) Before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, however, Allah provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, animals are sacrificed ritually. One third of their meat is consumed by the family offering the sacrifice, while the rest is distributed to the poor and needy. Sweets and gifts are given, and extended family are typically visited and welcomed.
In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, and lasts for four days. In the international (Gregorian) calendar, the dates vary from year to year, shifting approximately 11 days earlier each year.