Staff celebrate Eid al-Adha in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Staff and students in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts celebrated Eid al-Adha on Tuesday 15th October 2013. Dr Farzin Deravi kindly sponsored the morning refreshments in honour of this occasion.

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ʿīd al-aḍḥā ‘festival of the sacrifice’), also called Feast of the Sacrifice, the Major Festival, the Greater Eid, Kurban Bayram (Turkish: Kurban Bayramı; Serbo-Croat-Bosnian: kurban-bajram), Eid-e-Qurban (Persian: عید قربان‎), and Bakr Eid or Bakrid (Hindustani, Urdu: بقر عید ‎), is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honour the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of submission to God’s command and his son’s acceptance to being sacrificed, before God intervened to provide Abraham with a Lamb to sacrifice instead.

Eid al-Adha is celebrated through family and friend gatherings, meals (especially lunches and late breakfasts), wearing new clothes, and giving gifts.