Kolkata: On the occasion of Eid-Ul-Zoha, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter to convey her wishes to all on Wednesday morning.
She wrote, “On the occasion of Eid-ul-Zoha, let us commit ourselves to the spirit of sharing and brotherhood. My best wishes to all.”
The Eid-Ul-Zoha observed after the completion of holy hajj. It’s an auspicious day of sacrifice to Allah. Eid has been observed allover India including West Bengal.
Eid-al-zoha, AKA festival of sacrifice, is the second most significant festival in the Islamic calendar. On Eid-al-Zoha, a sheep or goat is sacrificed to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son according to God’s command.
Muslims buy new clothes and go to pray in mosques, where they thank Allah for all His blessings. Usually, a goat or sheep is sacrificed after the namaz.
The meat is divided into three parts and is distributed amongst family members, relatives and friends and the poor. Presents are also exchanged among family and friends on this occasion.