Eid-Ul-Adha- Things We Learn from Eid Every Year
- Updated on 10 Jul 2022
- Days and Festival
- Mautushi Paul
- 4 mins read
Muslim families worldwide celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, or “the Feast of Sacrifice”. This holiday commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. Muslims celebrate by gathering with friends and family, exchanging gifts, and enjoying a festive meal. But what else do we learn from Eid? Here are a few things kids can take away from this memorable holiday.
History and Background of Eid-Ul-Adha!
Eid-ul-Adha is one of the two most important holidays in Islam. It occurs on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijjah, which is the last month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts for four days and is a time for Muslims to celebrate their faith and show their gratitude to God Eid-Ul-Adha commemorates the story of Ibrahim (Abraham in English). Ibrahim was a Prophet of God who God tested. He was asked to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. Ibrahim was willing to do this, but God intervened and provided a lamb for sacrifice instead. This story is a reminder of the importance of obedience to God. It also teaches us that God is merciful and compassionate.
Eid-ul-Adha is an important Islamic holiday that Muslims celebrate all over the world. Eid-ul-Adha is a time for Muslims to celebrate their faith and show gratitude to God. It is also a time for families and friends to get together and enjoy each other’s company.
Exciting Traditions That Are Followed on Eid-Ul-Adha Every Year!
1. Waking up early and praying:
One of the most important things Muslims do on Eid-ul-Adha is wake up early and pray. This is a time to reflect on our blessings and be thankful for all that we have been given.
2. Dressing Up:
Another tradition that is followed on this holiday is dressing up in new clothes. This is a time to enjoy being with family and friends and to look our best
3. Giving to those in need
One of the most important lessons of Eid-ul-Adha is giving to those who are less fortunate than us. This can be done by providing money or food to charity or even just spending time with people who are lonely or in need of companionship.
4. Enjoying good food
Of course, no holiday is complete without some delicious food! Eid-ul-Adha is a time to enjoy special meals with family and friends. Some traditional dishes include: lamb, rice, beans, and bread
5. Remembering God
Eid-ul-Adha is a time to remember God and to give thanks for all the blessings He has given us. We can do this by praying, reading the Quran, and performing good deeds.
6. Sacrifice in the name of God.
One of the most important aspects of Eid-ul-Adha is the Qurbani or sacrifice. This is a symbol of our willingness to give up something dear to us for the sake of God.
7. Giving gifts
Eid-ul-Adha is also a time for giving gifts, whether it be to family, friends, or those in need. This is a way of spreading the joy of Eid and showing our loved ones how much we care for them.
8. Visiting friends and family
Eid is a time for celebrating with those we love. It is a time to get together and enjoy each other’s company. We can do this by visiting our friends and family or hosting gatherings at our homes.
Different Exciting Traditions Followed on Eid-Ul-Adha Across Muslim Countries!
The speciality of Eid in Turkey is Kurabiye. It is a type of cookie decorated with almonds, pistachios, and hazelnuts.
The popular food of Eid-ul-Adha in Pakistan is Haleem, which is a type of stew made with meat, wheat, and spices. It is usually served with naan, a type of flatbread.
In Indonesia, Eid-ul-Adha is known as Idul Adha and is celebrated by feasting special dishes such as beef rendang and lemang, sticky rice cooked in bamboo.
In Morocco, Eid-ul-Adha is known as Eid al-Kabir and the speciality dish is mechoui, a whole roasted lamb.
In Malaysia, Eid-ul-Adha is known as Hari Raya Haji, and the speciality dish is ketupat, which is rice cooked in coconut milk and wrapped in palm leaves.
6. United Arab Emirates:
In the United Arab Emirates, Eid-ul-Adha is known as Eid al-Adha, and the speciality dish is harees, wheat and meat porridge.
In Iran, Eid-ul-Adha is known as Eid-e Ghorban, and the speciality dish is kababs, which are skewered and grilled meats.
In Afghanistan, Eid-ul-Adha is known as Id-e Qurban, and the speciality dish is quorma, which is a lamb-based stew.
In Iraq, Eid-ul-Adha is known as Id al-Adha and the speciality dish is masgouf, which is grilled fish.
In India, Eid-ul-Adha is known as Eid-ul-Zuha, and the speciality dish is biryani, a rice and meat dish.
So those are some of the dishes traditionally eaten during Eid in different parts of the world. What will you be eating this Eid? Let us know in the comments below!
Cocurricular Activities for Kids in School on Eid!
1. Eid-themed drawing competition.
Get your child’s creative juices flowing with an Eid-themed drawing competition. This is a great way to get them involved in the festivities and also showcase their talents.
2. Staged play revolving around the festival of eid.
This is a great way to educate your child about the festival and its significance. It also helps them understand the different aspects of the celebrations.
3. Decorate the school in Eid colours.
Get your child’s school involved in the festivities by decorating it in Eid colours. This will help create a festive atmosphere and get everyone in the mood for the celebrations.
4. Make an Eid card.
This is a great way for your child to show their creative side. They can make Eid cards for their friends and family and also decorate them with creative decorations.
5. Have an Eid party.
The whole classroom can get involved in this one. Have a party with Eid-themed games, food and decorations. This will be a great way for your child to celebrate with their friends and also teach them about the festival.
Eid is a time of giving and helping others. Why not volunteer at a local orphanage along with other classmates? This is a great way for your child to give back to the community.
Eid-Al-Adha is an important religious holiday that teaches us about the importance of sacrifice. This year, take some time to reflect on what your family has learned from celebrating Eid and think about how you can apply these lessons to your parenting responsibilities. Every day, we have the opportunity to teach our children about kindness, compassion, and generosity. Let’s make sure we take advantage of this special time of year to reinforce these values and help our children grow into compassionate adults. Have a happy Eid-Al-Adha!
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