It was a colorful house at Integral Foundation School as students, staff celebrated Eid-ul-Adha. The assembly included performances by students as well as explanations and descriptions of the Haj and Eid-ul-Aladha.
Eid-ul-Aladha is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim(A) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ismail(A) as an act of submission to God’s command, before God then intervened to provide Ibrahim(A) with a lamb to sacrifice instead. In the lunar-based Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days.
Animals like goat, sheep, camel are sacrificed on this day. It is a day of feasting and visiting with friends and family. The festival is celebrated after the Hajj pilgrimage.
Our children were made aware of the festival by our facilitators and to reinforce it they made beautiful greeting cards.