AsiaRooms.com - Langkawi visitors to witness Eid al Adha celebrations
October 15, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsAsiaRooms.com can reveal that visitors planning a trip to Langkawi next month may find their time in the Malaysian resort coincides with one of the most important Islamic religious celebrations, Eid al-Adha.
Also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, the event is due to take place between November 16th and 19th 2010, which could encourage culture travellers to stay in Langkawi hotels at the time.
The occasion is typically marked by members of the Muslim community dressing in their finest clothing to perform Eid prayer, which is held in a large congregation in an open area or a mosque.
One of the key elements of the festival involves people who are rich enough to partake sacrificing one of their animals - generally a sheep, although camels, cows and goats are sometimes used in their place - to represent a similar action performed by Abraham.
The Muslim community's love of charity is then demonstrated, with a concerted effort made to ensure that no one goes without sacrificed meat during the days of the festival.
Furthermore, families that do not own livestock are sometimes encouraged to donate money to a good cause to provide meat to the poor.
Among the other important occasions in the Islamic religious calendar are Eid ul-Fitr, Ashura and Ramadan.
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