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Australia: Eid-ul-Adha to be celebrated on 21 July

Sydney: Moonsighting Australia, a body Islamic clerics and scholars, on Sunday issued a statement on when the Muslims of Australia and New Zealand celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar.

In a statement, Moonsighting Australia the crescent has been sighted in Brisbane and Eid–ul-Adha will be celebrated on Wednesday July 21, 2021.

Marking the willingness of Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son on God’s command, Muslims mark the holiday by slaughtering animals such as sheep and goats. The meat is shared among family and friends and also donated to the poor.

Faithful across continents mark the festival which comes as the annual Haj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia draws to a close.

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