Duterte calls for unity, sacrifice in Eid'l Adha message

Kenyans cannot believe that Friday is public holiday but they'll be working as usual

I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all those observing Eid al-Adha this year. Such is the message that was issued by the head of Albania's Muslim Community, Skender Brucaj ahead of the Eid al-Adha, which will be celebrated on Friday, 1 September 2017. This year, Saudi Arabia's High Judicial Court has announced that the first day of the Islamic religious event falls on September 1.

Muslims across the world celebrate the festival with prayers, feasts and other festivities.

Just when Ibrahim was about to kill his son Ishmael upon Allah's command, God put a sheep in his place.

Also known as the Greater Eid, the day comes at the end of Hajj, the annual religious pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

The celebration of Idul Adha on September 1 requires Muslims to slaughter animals to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to obey God's command to sacrifice his son Ismail.

REUTERS/B MathurMuslims perform Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi October 27, 2012.

Last year, the Red Sea governor Ahmed Abdallah has announced a EGP 50,000 fine for anyone who slaughters animals in the streets of Hurghada as part of the traditional Eid al-Adha celebrations. This is believed to be an auspicious festival for muslim people. Many countries celebrate this festival in a different way.

They will eat a meat based meal and divide the meat between family, friends and the poor, Muslims will also give money to charity at this time.

One day of the holiday falls on Saturday.

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