The Sallah festival is a popular festival that brings Muslims around the world together in celebration. So here are some interesting facts about the festival:
1. The festival which is popularly known as Eid-el-Kabir is also called Eid-al-Adha in some other parts of the country.
2. The calendar date – In the Islamic lunar calendar, the sallah festival typically falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-hijjah and lasts for two days.
3. It marks the climax of Hajj – The Sallah festival often marks the climax of Hajj or pilgrimage, which is the fifth pilar of Islam. During the festival, rams are usually slaughtered all over the world to honor Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son. Celebration usually continue for up to five days where everyone exchange pleasantries saying ‘Eid Mubarak’.
4. Sacrifice of their best Halal. – Muslims all around the world usually sacrifice their best Halal ( an acceptable domestic animal, usually a cow, camel, sheep, goat or ram, depending on what you can afford) as a symbol of Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his only son to Allah.
5. Demonstration of the Charitable practice among the Muslim community. – The festival has been used to demonstrate charitable practice among the Muslim community. During the festival, meat are usually distributed among families, friends, relatives and also some given to the needy.