Afghans Prepare For Eid-al-Adha Celebration, People are crowding in markets, ignoring social distancing orders and rarely
wearing masks to prepare for the Eid-al-Adha celebration in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan has eased its lockdown, allowing small business and daily workers to move on with their daily lives,
while educational institutes and schools remain closed.
The country’s health ministry has reported over 36,400 cases of COVID-19 and over 1,250 deaths.
Saudi Arabia’s decision to drastically scale down the hajj season due to the virus has brought sadness to many
Muslims from around the world, including Afghanistan, who had intended to travel to Mecca.
Afghan Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs said 30,000 Afghan pilgrims who were registered for the
trip had to postpone their trips until next year.
Eid-al-Adah or “Feast of Sacrifice,” commemorates Ibrahim’s test of faith, Muslims slaughter livestock
and distribute the meat to the poor