Eid al-Adha, also recognized as the Festival of Sacrifice or Feast of Sacrifice, celebrates accomplishment. Eid al-Adha also reminds of a time when Ibrahim (Abraham) was willing to sacrifice his son for God according to Islamic belief.
The United States government announced postage stamps to honor Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. The purpose of these postage stamps is to shed light on the trade, educational, and social contributions made by Muslims in the United States.
Many Muslims commemorate Eid al-Adha with prayers and social functions in the United States. Eid al-Adha services can invite thousands of Muslims in several locations such as Chicago (Illinois) and Orlando (Florida). Many Muslims from different heritages, including Pakistan, as well as Eastern European and African countries, wear traditional clothes and share their national cuisine. It is a moment for prayer, sharing food, handing out gifts, and greeting each other.
At the time of Eid al-Adha, they plan a tour from Hajj to Saudi Arabia's Mecca, which Muslims required to execute at least once in their lives. Eid al-Adha is also known because a feast because it traditionally sacrifices an animal permitted for food (e.g., lamb) as an act of thanksgiving to God's mercy. Some Muslims look for a field where they can make sacrifices, but many people send money to their birthplace to make sacrifices. Eid al-Adha continues for three days and is a time to ask God for mercy.
In the United States, Eid al-Adha is not an official public holiday. All the schools, organizations, banks, stores, and businesses remain open. But, some Islamic organizations may close or reduce their service time, and there may be some local traffic nearby mosques. In New York City, public schools have a holiday on this day.
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