Eid Al Adha 2011 Holiday in Qatar is marked by four-day celebration and one of the most holy holidays in the country. Eid al Adha, or the feast of sacrifice, remembers the time when Abraham was told to sacrifice his son Ishmael, only to be stopped at the last minute.
This is one of the two major Islamic holidays, Eid al-Adha begins in 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of Islamic calendar. Three-day, which occurs at the end of the Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca. Muslims around the world to celebrate not only those who perform the hajj, which for most Muslims is a phenomenon of a life time.
This is the time when all Muslims who can afford it make a sacrifice: usually a cow, sheep or goat. The meat is then divided into three: a third for the family, a third for poor relatives and a third for the poor and the needy. The sacrifice symbolizes obedience to Allah and its distribution to others is an expression of generosity, one of the five pillars of Islam.
*** Eid Al Adha 2011 Holiday in Qatar.