IN PHOTOS: Eid’l Adha
IN PHOTOS: Eid’l Adha

The celebration is considered one of the greatest feasts of Islam

MANILA, Philippines — Around 6,000 pilgrims from the Philippines joined the faithful in Mount Arafat, East Mecca, to celebrate one of the greatest feasts of Islam, Eid’l Adha on Friday, September 1.

Also known as the “Feast of Sacrifice,” Eid’l Adha pays tribute to the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail.

The feast, which is celebrated for 4 days to mark the end of Hajj (the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia), has distinct spiritual, educational and social significance for Muslims around the world.

“May this occasion invigorate you to remain steadfast in our task of ensuring triumph against elements that perpetuate discord and violence,” President Rodrigo Duterte said in a message as he called for unity and renewal of Muslim values.

Catch some of the highlights of the feasts from major cities around the country in photos.

QUEZON CITY. Hundreds of Muslims gather at the Quezon City Circle just before sunrise for the celebration. Photos by Darren Langit/Rappler

MANILA. Thousands of Muslims celebrate Eid'l Adha at the Quirino Grandstand. Photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WOMEN TOO. Together with their children, they join their male counterparts. Photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

BAGUIO CITY. The Muslim community celebrate Eid'l Adha by praying in a Mosque along Mabini Street. Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

CEBU CITY. At least 500 Muslims participated in the Eidl Adha celebration at Plaza Independencia. Photos by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

SACRIFICE. A cow is offered and given to attendees of the prayer gathering in a Mosque in Barangay Mambaling. Photo by  Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

MARAWI CITY. Internally Displace Persons commemorate Eid'l Adha inside the Saguiaran Municipal Gymnasium. Photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

CELEBRATION. 45 calves were distributed to residents of Pagalamatan, Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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