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.