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18:45, 24 September 2017 Sunday
Update: 01:03, 02 September 2017 Saturday

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Muslims in Tunisia celebrate Eid al-Adha - PHOTO
Muslims in Tunisia celebrate Eid al-Adha - PHOTO

Muslims in Tunisia on Friday celebrated Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, with religious fervor and charitable deeds.

World Bulletin / News Desk

In Tunisia Eid is celebrated for three to four days however official holidays are only two. People of Tunisia start preparing for the celebration from several days before Eid. They order special biscuits that they can give to their guest as a gift of eid. “Bakalwa” and “Ka’ak” of various kinds are also included.

All men proceed to the Mosque in the morning while women stay behind to make preparations for the celebration. Some women also accompany them to Mosque. Women arrange their new outfit and children toys and prepare a grand Lunch which is eaten mostly at the parent’s house.

On this day all people feast and eat delicious dishes throughout the day and exchange gifts with relatives and family members. Children accompany their father and visit all relatives and grandparents on this day where they are offered cookies and sweets. Whereas women stay at home and welcome other guests. 

On this day they forget they personal conflict and comes together to celebrate and sacrifice an animal such as a sheep or a goat for Eid Al-Adha in their home yards. 

After this, the meat is divided into three parts. One third of the share is given to the poor and needy, another is given to relatives, friends and neighbors and ther remaining third is retained by the family. 

 

Here are some of the pictures taken today.



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