In 2020, Eid al-Adha is celebrated from the evening of Thursday, July 31 to the evening of Monday, August 3. Every Muslim should perform ablution before the holiday and change into clean festive clothing. During the Morning Prayer people are making sacrifices in mosques. Sacrificial animals are usually shared – a third should be distributed to the poor and needy, the second should be given to relatives, and the rest is eaten at a festive meal. Eid al-Adha is one of the most important religious holidays that reminds Muslims around the world of mercy and compassion.
On this holiday it is customary to gather the whole family and set the table with meat dishes from sacrificial lamb or cow. The more dishes you can cook – the better. Usually on holidays, there are celebrations and concerts, but the coronavirus pandemic has made its own adjustments. In mosques, it remains mandatory to observe social distance and wear masks.