Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Festivals

Eid-ul-Adha

This is the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ or ‘Greater Eid’ marking the day after Arafat during Haj. Domestic animals (usually goats, cows or sheep) are sacrificed as a symbol of Ibrahim’s (AS) devotion to Allah. During this time, there is none of the usual rush in the city because all visiting pilgrims perform their sacrifice in Makkah. So Madinah is usually quiet in comparison. However, the locals are very spirited during the 4 days of Eid-ul-Adha distributing meat and chanting ‘Takbir’ out loud before and after prayers.

More festivals
Eid-ul-Fitr
Ramadan
Saudi National Day