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Eid-al-Adha celebrated in North-East

Special prayers in Jaffna

Muslims across the North-East celebrated Eid-al-Adha on Friday and Saturday.


Also called the 'Sacrifice Feast', Eid-al-Adha commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishaq to demonstrate his obedience to God's command.


The celebrations start after the descent of pilgrims performing the Hajj from Mount Arafat, a hill east of Mecca.