Ed El Kabir 2018: Everything to Know about this Muslim Holiday in Ghana

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Eid el Kabir also known as Eid El Adha is a Muslim festival, celebration and holiday which means the Festival of Sacrifice. celebration is to honor Ibrahim’s act of obedience to God when he was asked to sacrifice his only son.

It is a very important Muslim holiday and it is considered the holiest Muslim celebration.

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The celebration starts with offering Eid prayers at the mosque. At the end of the prayers and sermon, Muslims embrace and exchange greetings with one other, give gifts and visit one another. As this is the one celebration that non-Muslims can participate in, Muslims invite their non-Muslim friends, neighbours, co-workers and classmates to their Eid festivities to better acquaint them about Islam and Muslim culture. Many non-Muslims with Muslim friends, families and neighbours, look forward to Eid el Kabir because of the sharing of meat and the public holiday which brings a much needed rest from work or school.

A cow, goat, ram, sheep or camel may be offered for the sacrifice, depending on how wealthy a family or person is.

Eid El Kabir is typically celebrated between the Mosque and the house. But if one is not making a sacrifice, then you can visit family members and friends who are and join them in the celebrations.

So if you aren’t visiting Muslim friends or family, what can you do during the holidays to make it worthwhile?

Things to do During Eid El Adha

  • See a movie at the Mall.
  • Go Hiking.
  • Have lunch or dinner with a loved one or a group of friends.
  • Go swimming.
  • Get a spa or facial treatment.
  • Lodge in a luxury hotel.

Hotels for Luxury Stay during Eid El Adha

Restaurants to eat during Eid El Adha

Movies Showing in the Cinema during Eid El Adha

  • The Equalizer 2
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • Skyscraper
  • The Darkest Minds
  • Christopher Robin
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: A Summer Vacation
  • Lara and the Beat


Jumia Travel is offering a 20% discount on hotel rooms for the Eid Celebration. Take advantage of it and book a hotel to stay in during the holidays.

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