what is the significance of Al Adha

@tigeraunt (6331)
Philippines
November 15, 2010 11:58pm CST
dear my lot friends, the whole philippines is now on holiday because of Al Adha, which i only know of having some religious aspects in it. but what it is actually, i dont know nor do i have a clue. i have so many muslim friends but right now, they are not available to answer my querry. so if anybody knows what it is, maybe you can shed light on this? then i will know why it was made into a holiday so that christians and muslims alike can celebrate it. is this a continuation of Eid Ul Fitr wherein muslim community fast for a month? ann
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@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 10
It is the Feast of Sacrifice, in part to commemorate the day when Prophet Ibrahim(Abraham) was ordered by God to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael). I do not see why Christians cannot celebrate the Feast of Sacrifice as the historical account is more or less the same in both religions. It is also to signify the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca.
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@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 10
Sorry, I meant festival.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
18 Nov 10
hello rosdimy, of course now that i know what is that festival is about, yes it surely could be for the christians as well. thank you so much for your response. ann
• India
17 Nov 10
Hi Anny dear Here in india, in my city it is obseved today 17th November, a muslim family lives in one of my houses on rent, they have cooked meat and other dishes to celebrate this festival, they invited us for dinner, but today is our hindu festival, 'Tulsi Vivaha', wedding of goddess Tulsi with God Vishnu, we are fasting.. Today is govenment holiday in india!! Thank you so much for this discussion. Professor. . Cheers have a great day ahead. God bless you. Welcome always.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
18 Nov 10
dear professor, some festivals clash with one another like this one. they on one hand are celebrating and eating, while you on the other hand are fasting. funny in a way, dont you think? have a nice day, ann