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Photos : Symbolic slaughtering of ram during 2018 Eid-El-Kabir

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According to Wikipedia Eid-El-Kabir or Eid al-Adha also called the “Festival of Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two.

Eid-El-Kabir honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. But, before Abraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a ram to sacrifice instead.

In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: one third of the share is given to the poor and needy; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is retained by the family.

In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha or Eid-El-Kabir falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.

Symbolic slaughtering of ram during the 2018 Eid-El-Kabir celebration at Ikorodu in Lagos on Tuesday

Last minute sales before the Eid-El-Kabir celebration at Kwata meat market in Suleja.

Eid Imam of Suleja, Malam Abdullahi Kasim (2nd R); Magatar-Dan of Suleja, Alhaji Sule Haruna (2nd L) and other Muslim faithful, observing the symbolic slaughtering of ram after Eid-El-Kabir prayer in Suleja of Niger State on Tuesday

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State slaughtering a ram to mark the Eidel Kabir celebration on Tuesday.

Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State (middle) slaughtering a ram as an offer of sacrifice for the Eid-el Kabir in Damaturu yesterday

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