June 27, 2023 | MainstreamCanadian – Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, has announced the successful implementation of the plans to organize the movement of pilgrims and their ascent to the Arafat Site as the Hajj pilgrimage reaches its climax.
Hajj is also knows as feast of the sacrifice, and in Muslim countries it is marked by official holiday at the end of the annual Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Eid al-Adha is the commemoration of the Quranic description of Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God.
Muslims believe that before Abraham could carry out the sacrifice, God provided a ram as an offering instead. In the Christian and Jewish telling, Abraham is ordered to sacrifice the other son, Isaac.
Besides local festivities and celebrations, social media and Twitter were flooded with outpouring of greetings on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.
The Saudi Embassy in Ottawa informed its citizens that the embassy will remain closed, from Wednesday June 28, 2023 to July 3, 2023, marking the blessed occasion of Eid Al Adha.
The Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia Tweeted a similar message as it will remain closed from June 28 to July 1.
The UN sent out an inspiring Tweet marking Eid Al Adha.
Popular international sports clubs also congratulated their Muslim supporters on Eid Al Adha.
Meanwhile, Muslims across Canada are preparing to celebrate Eid on June 28 with their friends, relatives and loved ones. Several local events are taking place, and this Eid Al Adha, also falls close to Canada Day celebrations, so the celebrations are double fold.