Morocco to Celebrate Eid Al Adha 2022 on July 10
Rabat - Morocco’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced on Wednesday that Eid Al Adha will take place on Sunday, July 10.
The ministry carried out the sighting of the crescent moon for Eid Al Adha 2022 today, announcing that the first day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month in the Islamic calendar, will fall on July 1.
The ministry reported that the crescent moon sighting for Dhu al-Hijjah was not clear, and religious experts were unable to observe it with a naked eye.
Therefore, Eid Al Adha will take place on July 10.
Eid Al Adha marks the tenth day of Dhu'l Al Hijjah.
Unlike Morocco, several countries will celebrate Eid Al Adha on July 9.
Saudi Arabia announced today that the first day of Dhu al-Hijjah will be on Thursday, June 30.
The International Astronomy Center announced earlier this week that most of Islamic countries will also celebrate Eid Al Adha on Saturday, July 9.
Known as sacrifice feast in English, Eid Al Adha is one of the holiest events in Islam.
During the feast, Muslims sacrifice a sheep, lamb, goat, or a cow. The Muslim event commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail at the behest of God.
Customs and traditions of celebrating the Eid differ from one region to another. But Muslims around the world share one common ritual: the morning Eid prayers.
Wearing traditional clothing, such as Djellaba, Moroccans flock to mosques to perform Salat El Eid [the Eid prayers] before joining back their families to kick off celebrations.
Celebrations start following the slaughtering of the livestock. Families gather around tables full of delicious food and dishes.
One of the most special dishes served during the first day of Eid in Morocco is lamb liver wrapped in caul fat, also known as boulfaf.