Eid Ul Adha festival of Maldives is one of the major religious festivals of Maldivians. This festivity is known by different names like the Festival of Sacrifice, Eid-e Qorban, Qurbani Eid and many more. It is celebrated on the 10th day of Thul Hijjah, according to the Muslim calendar. The Maldives Eid Ul Adha festival usually falls about 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan.
As a part of Id Ul Adha celebrations in Maldives tribute is paid to
Prophet Abraham, who sacrificed his son Ishmael to God. However, the
God spared the boy's life and in his place, accepted the sheep.
Since then, people sacrifice animals, usually a lamb, goat or sheep,
in the remembrance of Prophet Abraham.
The Maldives Eid Ul Adha festival also marks the end of Hajj or the
pilgrimage trip to Mecca by millions of Muslim worshippers. It is a
four-day holiday that is observed by offering special prayers,
sacrificing animals and eating out with friends and family. On this
day, Muslims thank Allah for showering his blessings on them.