Eid-al-adha 2017 is a festival which keeps the more than 1.7 million pilgrimage to wander around the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia to celebrate the start of the Hajj pilgrimage. This is believed to be an auspicious festival for muslim people. It is believed that Eid-al-Adha celebrations begin just two days after the start of Hajj which is an important annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca which is a holy city in a desert valley in Saudi Arabia.
The start of this festival depends on the sighting of the new crescent moon and also the celebrations differ in different countries around the world. It is known as the sacrifice feast and begins on the 10th day of the holiest month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This year the festival will be observed on September 1st, 2017.
This festival is observed in different countries within different days, this year in Saudi Arabia it will be a 16 day affair where it will be a public holiday until Saturday, September 9. Then in Qatar, it is a 10 day festival being observed that from August 31 to September 10. In Turkey, it is a festival of 10 days which will end up on September 4, in Egypt, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine it will start from September 1 and end up on September 4th. Many countries celebrate this festival in a different way. Moreover the celebration commences with the Muslims going to the Mosque in the morning for prayers and also exchanging gifts with their family, friends and also exchanging cards. People wear their new and best clothes on the day and also sacrifice is also a part of the celebration in many countries.