Eid al-Adha holiday

Eid al-Adha is a holiday of pure intentions and acts of kindness. It symbolizes peace and harmony for the people celebrating it. This year, it falls between August 21st and 23rd. The first day of Eid is announced as a holiday in Kazakhstan. Eid al-Adha is celebrated 70 days after the end of Eid al-Fitr.

SERIKBAI KAZHI ORAZ, SUPREME MUFTI OF KAZAKHSTAN

-People that are obliged to perform the ritual, first, should be Muslims and not traveling, second, the sacrifice should be performed in specially allocated areas. According to the requirements, every Muslim who possesses 85 grams of gold or the equivalent in wealth should perform the sacrifice on the first day of Eid al-Adha.

Traditional rituals are held today in the mosques all over Kazakhstan. Devotees congratulate and invite one another to celebrate with richly served food. During this holiday, people usually share with those in need. They also practice forgiveness and take care of other people.

SERIKBAI KAZHI ORAZ, SUPREME MUFTI OF KAZAKHSTAN:

- Eid al-Adha is one of the holiest days for Muslims worldwide. In three days of Eid al-Adha, after the Eid prayers are performed, all Muslims should prepare a festively served table with treats. During the holiday, people should perform acts of kindness, do charity, help those in need and wish well to their friends and family.

Eid al-Adha is the final part of Hajj, which is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The holiday gained popularity and respect over the years of Kazakhstan’s independence. This pure holiday symbolizes unity and harmony in the society.