Eid Al Adha 2021 is the grandest celebration of Eid throughout the Muslim world. The month of Ramadan falls on the ninth and last day of the Islamic calendar, the Ramadan month. It is celebrated with much pomp and pageantry. It is one of the most important religious observances in the world. It is celebrated with the same reverence and enthusiasm it was centuries ago in Arab lands. Here is a brief description of what Eid Al Adha means in Nigeria and why it is a momentous event:
The name itself is derived from the Arabic word ” Eid “lid” which literally means “seventh day.” This is a traditional festival that is observed all over the Muslim world, including Nigeria. Eid marks the end of Ramadan and it is celebrated with all the same vigor and enthusiasm as the rest of the Islamic world. This day is a time for family and friends to gather together, renew vows to spend the rest of the Muslim year with each other and their relatives and friends, and take part in various social festivities and activities. Eid Al Adha is a special day where families return to the house of their clan and religion and offer prayers to Allah. It is a time to remember and honor dead ancestors and pay respects to those who have passed away.
Eid Al Adha Celebration in Nigeria has its own colorful history and traditions. It has some special aspects that set it apart from other Eid celebrations held elsewhere in the world. For one, Eid Al Adha in Nigeria does not fall on any single day. It is celebrated every two months, on different dates in different cities of Lagos, Serengeti and other game reserves of the Nigeria. It is celebrated with such splendor and passion that some communities in Lagos region even commemorate it on a permanent basis by burning incense sticks on Eid Al Adha day and by observing various social gathering activities.
Eid Al Adha in Nigeria is famous for the grand celebration that takes place at the end of Ramadan – the fasting period of the holy month. It is celebrated in the month of Ramadan and sees the greatest participation from all sections of the community. The festival sees Muslims worldwide coming together to break fast and offer prayers to Allah. For Muslims, breaking fast on Eid Al Adha is very important as it commemorates the religious day when Allah promised to feed them (non-Muslims) with fruits and abundance after his servants pass away. As such, breaking the fast signifies the start of the religious season in which Muslims all over the globe are abided by.
Eid Al Adha marks the end of Ramadan and is a joyous festival for all those Muslims around the globe who celebrate Eid. The month of Ramadan sees Muslims all over the world returning to their homes for the end of this fasting period and observe the celebrations on Eid Al Adha. Some regions in Nigeria however, mark Eid Al Adha with a more lavish festival while others choose to celebrate it with restraint.
Happy Eid Mubarak Wishes
- Eid Mubarak! May Allah fulfill all your dreams and hopes.
- May the blessings of Allah be with you and your family forever and always. Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah bless your life and fulfill all your wishes and Dua’s. Eid Mubarak.
- I wish you and your family a very joyful Eid. May Allah accept all your prayers and forgive all your faults. Eid Mubarak!
- Eid Mubarak to you and your family! May this Eid brings nothing but joy and peace for all. Have a safe and happy Eid day!
- May the divine happiness fill our homes and hearts. Wishing you all Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah (SWT) shower countless blessings on you because you deserve all of them. Wish you a very joyous eid, my love.
- Sending all my love and good wishes to you on this Eid. Happy Eid Mubarak, dear sister/brother.
- Before we ask for happiness and prosperity, we should ask for mercy. May Allah shower his mercy on us. Eid al-Adha Mubarak!
Eid Al Adha is usually marked by a spectacular fire ceremony, in which children break stones and tallow (slashing the animal whose fat has been saved) on camels and then throw the ashes over the gathered Muslims. The festival is also notable for its appearance in local newspapers and TV serials which show Muslims all gathered together to pray and break the fast at the same place. In some parts of Nigeria however, the festival is celebrated using a grand feast on the first day of the month of Ramadan. This Eid Al Adha is usually bigger in size and is attended by more people as compared to Eid Al Adha in other regions of Nigeria.