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Somalia celebrate Eid al-Adha festival
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Somalia celebrate Eid al-Adha festival

Thousands of Somalis began celebrating Eid Al-Adha in the Somali capital on Tuesday, marking the second major religious festival of Islam. Millions of Muslims across the globe including in countries like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are celebrating Eid al-Adha, Islam’s most revered observance. Known as the Feast of Sacrifice it is one of the two major religious festivals of Islam.

The other, Eid al-Fitr, occurs at the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. In Mogadishu, the faithful crowded into mosques and offered prayers and sacrifice goats. Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has congratulated the Somali people on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha. ''Happy Eid, I congratulate all the Somali people and Muslims around the world on the blessed occasion of Eid Al-Adha which is great in our religion and culture,'' Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo said. Meanwhile, African Union (AU) Envoy to Somalia Francisco Madeira has extended wishes to all Muslims on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha. ''EidMubarak to all our Somali brothers and sisters plus #AMISOM colleagues celebrating EidAlAdha,'' AU Envoy to Somalia Francisco Madeira said in a statement..

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