Eid El-Adha Celebration

1. Objective of the Celebration

Eid El-Adha is an important event for Muslims. It is one of the two religious bairams in Islam. The celebration of this event is an opportunity for social gathering and joy sharing among Muslims.

2. Description

Eid El-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth month in the Islamic calendar. This event celebrates the Hajj pilgrim which is one of the most important Islamic rituals. Muslims express their happiness on this day by meeting, visiting each other and giving gifts to children.

The celebration is taking place in the Sendai Masjid every year. The ceremony is beginning early in the morning, where Muslims from all Miyagi prefecture gathered in the Masjid waiting for the prayer of Eid and making extolement and glorification of Allah according to the tradition of the Prophet Salla Allah Aleyhi Wa Sallam. After the prayer of Eid, a sermon was given, in which the Imam gave general advice to all the audience and urged them to hold to their religion. After the end of the sermon, a special party was organized, where Muslims had the opportunity to congratulate each other, and where children could play and enjoy the gifts distributed among them.