Eid Al-Adha Amidst Pandemic Carried Deeper Meaning: Cabinet Secretary
Date 31 Juli 2020
This year’s Eid Al-Adha carries a deeper meaning as the people make sacrifice for humanity amid the ongoing pandemic, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung has said.
“This year, Eid Al-Adha amid pandemic bring a deeper meaning because we make sacrifice together for the humanity. Eid Mubarak,” Pramono said Thursday (31/7).
For the record, Eid al-Adha—Festival of Sacrifice— is the second major Muslim festival after Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.
Eid al-Adha is marked by the sacrifice of an animal that Muslims can eat such as a goat, a sheep, a cow or a camel, by those who can afford to do so.
The animal sacrifice comes with an element of charity as the person paying for the sacrifice is required to distribute part of it to the underprivileged groups, including refugees, the elderly and the disabled. (RSF/EN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas