Eid ul Adha which is one of the every important Islamic festival celebrated all over the world with huge religious enthusiasm. The day is being observed to pay honor to the sacrifice laid by the prophet Abraham (A.S) on the instructions of ALLAH when he decided to sacrifice his own son in the way of GOD. Like all other countries of world Eid ul Adha is also celebrated in Pakistan with entire religious freedom and brotherhood. Pakistan being one of the biggest Islamic countries of the world so such festivals and occasions are not be neglected and overruled.
Eid ul adha is being celebrated annually on the 10th, 11th and 12th day of the twelfth and the last Islamic month of Dhu al- Hijjah of the Lunar Islamic Calendar. In this year which is 2012 the Eid ul adha in Pakistan will be celebrated on the 26th or the 27th of October; which will be Friday or Saturday, the exact date will be as per the lunar movement of the moon. All the three days of this Eid are being declared as the national religious holidays and no public or governmental sector keep working on these days. The holidays are being observed by all the sectors including banks, educational institutes, manufacturing firms and all the activities which are being carried down. On this very day all the people sacrifice in the way of ALLAH. The day of Eid starts from the Eid prayers which are being carried in almost all the Mosques. Prayers are being offered where the Sacrifice of Hazrat Abraham (A.S) is being remembered and later the obligations of this Eid are being told by the Imam of the prayer.
After the prayers people head towards their homes to perform the sacrifice, the animals which are being selected for the sacrifice purpose are being bought before the Eid prayers and even several days before the Eid, proper care and love is being given to such animals and on the Eid day they are being sacrificed. Amongst the animals which are being nominated for the sacrifice includes Goats, Sheep, cows, bull and camels. Proper locations are being set in all the cities by the government where the people buy and sell the animals for the sacrifice. Such places are being set at least two to three weeks before the Eid so that everyone can get the access to such markets and can buy the animal which is feasible to them before the Eid day.