Eid al-Adha is a major observance in the Islam religion. It commemorates grand prophet Abraham’s act of obedience to God. The following trivia quiz shares key facts about Eid al-Adha and its traditions.
1. When is Eid al-Adha celebrated?
A: It is observed on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah. In western calendar, the occasion is celebrated on November 16 (2010), November 6 (2011), October 26 (2012), and October 15 (2013).
2. What is Eid al-Adha?
A: A commemoration of Abraham’s act of obedience. According to Muslim traditions, God tested Abraham’s obedience by asking him to sacrifice his son. Abraham was about to faithfully oblige when God commanded him to sacrifice a ram instead.
3. How is Eid al-Adha celebrated?
A: Each family will sacrifice a meat animal such as a goat or sheep. Afterwards, the sacrificed meat will either be used in the family’s feast or be given to charity. During Eid al-Adha, all Muslims are expected to wear their best attires and conduct charitable acts.
4. Eid al-Adha is observed by whom?
A: The occasion is celebrated by Muslims around the world.
5. How long does Eid al-Adha last?
A: The festival lasts for four days.
6. Eid al-Adha is also known as ________.
A: Festival of Sacrifice.
7. What major Muslim event precedes Eid al-Adha?
A: Eid al-Adha usually follows the conclusion of the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca (known as the Hajj).
8. What is Mecca?
A: A holy Muslim site located in Saudi Arabia.