Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha or “the Feast of Sacrifice” is a public holiday in Oman, honouring Prophet Ibrahim.

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Description

The festival is best known for honouring Prophet Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God, following which God provides a male goat to be sacrificed instead.

As a tribute to the event, sheep and goats are sacrificed and their meet divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor, another to relatives and the third remains for the family.

Eid Al-Adha begins with morning prayers and continues with celebratory visits to friends and family, where gifts and feasts are exchanged.