Preparations Ahead of Eid-al-Adha 2017

© Monirul Alam / WITNESS PHOTO
Photojournalism: Two young people feeds their cow at nights as they buy it from the livestock market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in the old part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Eid Al-Adha, known as the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, is one of the most significant festivals on the Muslim calendar and lasts for four days. The holiday marks the end of the Haji Pilgrimage and serves as a day to remember the Islamic profit Ibrahim, and his willingness to sacrifice of his son, Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of submission to Allah, before Allah intervened and gave Ibrahim a lamb to slaughter in the place of his son. On this day, Muslims in countries around the world start the day with prayer and spend time with family, offer gifts and often give to charity. It is customary for Muslim families to honour Allah by sacrificing a sheep or goat and sharing the meat amongst family members. August 2017 Old Dhaka, Bangladesh © Monirul Alam / WITNESS PHOTO  

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