EID is the most important day of our culture. To create a vibe of Bangladesh to this day, the local Bangladeshi community in Hobart, Tasmania will take festive looks. From 6 pm on the very day, people from Bangladeshi community will start gathering at Cambridge Hall on 989 Cambridge Road, Cambridge, Tasmania 7170. We hope to meet everyone on that very day and spread the warmth of EID UL ADHA 2017.
The event will follow the following schedule.
Any Bangladeshi located in the greater Hobart area is invited to join this gathering.
Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is a four-day Islamic festival starting on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
The Eid al-Adha festival has a special atmosphere of peace, respect, giving and
receiving, as well as sharing and caring. It is a special day for children
because it is a day to socialize with family, friends and other children in
celebrating Eid al-Adha. Many Muslims are united in prayer at mosques and other
appropriate venues during Eid al-Adha. People also exchange gifts with one
another and celebrate feasts together.
Eid al-Adha is also a time for many Muslims to make donations to the poor and the needy. This observance is known as the Feast of Sacrifice because it traditionally includes the sacrifice of an animal permitted for food (eg. a lamb) as an act of thanksgiving for God’s mercy. Some of the food is donated for charitable purposes.
Eid al-Adha also follows from the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. This pilgrimage applies to Muslims worldwide, as they are required to perform the Hajj once in their lives. Some Muslims in Australia may travel to Mecca prior to Eid al-Adha to make this pilgrimage.