We wish our Muslim friends a blessed Eid
Today is the festival of Eid al-Adha, the second most important date in the Islamic calendar. Field Lane is a Christian charity that embraces all faiths and today we wish our Muslim friends a blessed Eid.
Eid al-Adha celebrates the ‘feast of the sacrifice’. It remembers a story about Allah asking Abraham to sacrifice his son, as a sign of faith.
It’s also the time of year when many Muslims make a five-day pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, Hajj.
The actual date when Eid al-Adha happens varies year on year, much like Easter and Eid al-Fitr, which is the ‘festival of the breaking of the fast’, celebrated at the end of Ramadan.
The date is based on the lunar calendar and the sighting of a new moon. The sighting of a new moon varies across the world, so the exact date can change depending on where you are.