Eid ul Adha celebrations in 2020
In most Muslim countries Eid ul Adha was celebrated on 31st of July while some Muslim countries including Pakistan celebrated it on 1st of August. The day was celebrated while taking precautions by following the S.O.Ps as directed by the respective governments.
Strict S.O.Ps were followed on Eid ul Adha in Indonesia as the dangers of coronavirus spread still exist in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country. People reduced the duration of ceremonies and abided by slaughtering livestock inside mosques. On the other hand, some countries have reduced the restrictions on Eid ul Adha that were being applied to the public due to coronavirus pandemic. Some states in India allowed Muslims to pray in mosques but in limited numbers. Pilgrims in Saudia Arab performed their holy rituals in a very disciplined way as social distancing was maintained between every pilgrim. It is also the first time in the history that only the residents of Saudia Arab were allowed to complete the pilgrimage. Eid ul Adha is all about sacrifice when different kinds of livestock are sacrificed by Muslims. The livestock includes camel, goat, sheep and many others. The meat after the sacrifice is divided into respected portions to family members, neighbours and poor people. Many celebrities wished their fans through their social media platforms. Salman Khan wished all his fans by posting his picture and wrote “Eid Mubarak” on his Instagram post.
Amir Khan, the famous boxer was also found spending quality time with his family on this beautiful occasion.
These are tough times for every religious community including Muslims who are not able to celebrate their holy rituals with full zeal and zest because of the pandemic. Many people who are are abroad are desperately waiting for the flight’s ban to end so that they can celebrate occasions like these along with their families.