Eid el Kabir: All you need to know about this Sallah Celebration

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History of Eid el Kabir

Eid el Kabir also known as Eid al-Adha or the Sacrifice Festival is an annual celebration by the Muslim/ Islamic faithfuls around the world. This festival is celebrated on the tenth day of the Islamic lunar month of Dhul Hijja.

Eid-el-Kabir is the second of the two Islamic/ Muslim holidays celebrated annually. It is regarded as the holier of the two celebration and honors the prophet Ibrahim’s selflessness and willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. Allah intervened as Ibrahim proceeded to slaughter Ishmael for sacrifice, an angel called Jibra’il appeared and provided a sheep to be offered as a sacrifice in place of Ibrahim’s son. To commemorate this occasion, a ram is sacrificed annually for Id el Kabir, shared amongst family, friends and as well as the poor and needy.

When is Eid el Kabir Celebration?

Eid-el-Kabir is marked as the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The Islamic celebration is guided by the lunar calendar and begins on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah also known as Arafat Day. The date may vary over a period of 11 days based on the Gregorian system. Eid el Kabir 2018 will be celebrated on Wednesday and Thursday, 22nd and 23rd August. It is a public holiday where majority of the Islam faithfuls celebrate.

Difference between Eid el Kabir and Eid al-Fitr

Eid al Fitr is celebrated at the end of the month long fasting period of Ramadan while Eid el Kabir is a celebration that commemorates the history around Ibrahim’s obedience about sacrifing his son how Allah provided a ram as a substitute for the sacrifice.

Things to do during this Eid el Kabir (Sallah) Holiday

The sallah holiday is almost here and that means there would be ample time to get rest and give your loved ones a special holiday treat. From exploring new destinations and luxury stay at some of the best hotels to eating at some of the best restaurants in town. Make your Eid el Kabir/ Sallah holiday as memorable as possible with your family and loved ones.

Here is a list of some of the activities you can enjoy during the Sallah holiday:

1. Attend Eid Prayers

2. Enjoy a day out with family and friends

3. Book your stay at a Top Hotel

4. Give to the needy

5. Give yourself a spa treat

Places to Visit this Eid el Kabir (Sallah) Holiday

1. Epe Resort

2. La Campagne Tropicana

3. Whispering Palms Resort

4. Rufus & Bee

5. Hard Rock Cafe

6. High Impact Planet Amusement Park

7. Kayaking Lagos

8. Nike Art Gallery

9. Terra Kulture

10. Tarkwa Bay Beach

11. Lekki Conservation Centre

12. Black Heritage Museum, Badagry

13. Ikeja City Mall

14. The Palms Lekki

15. Casa Ilashe

After a splendid day of treats and fun, you can book your stay at a some of the best hotels just close to your favourite point of interest. Many of the hotels on Jumia Travel offer the best quality and service. The staffs at the hotel are courteous and professional.

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