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PHOTOS: Muslims Get Set For Eid El Kabir Celebrations

Channels Television  
Updated July 30, 2020
A vendor displays his ram for sale at a livestock market in Anagada, Niger State ahead of the Eid Al-Adha celebrations on July 30th, 2020. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/ Channels Television

 

Muslims in Nigeria are joining other faithful around the world to observe the 2020 Eid El Kabir celebrations.

Eid El Kabir or Eid Al-Adha is an Islamic festival marked annually on July 31, to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son Ismail but after his faith was tested, a ram was provided and slaughtered instead.

In Nigeria, the day is usually declared as a public holiday and the general public enjoys off days while schools and most businesses are closed.

However, the celebrations that usually accompany the festivities in many parts of the globe will not be felt this year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic just as the Federal Government has resolved to curtail its spread in Nigeria by advising people to observe all safety protocols especially physical distancing.

But despite the restrictions, preparation for the event appeared to be in top gear between Wednesday and Thursday as people were seen travelling and livestock markets were buzzing with sales.

 

See photos below.