PHOTOS: Katsina Emirate Celebrates Eid-El-Kabir In Grand Style With Durbar Festival
Muslim faithful in Katsina State on Tuesday gathered to commemorate the Eid –El-Kabir Sallah with colorful cultural display and Durbar festival.
The festival marks the 10th most precious and holy days contained in the Muslim Month of ‘Dhul_Heejah’ among the faithful.
This particular Durbar is popularly called Hawan Sallah by the people of Katsina.
It is being celebrated twice in the year and attracts thousands of people from within and outside the country.
Eid-El-Kabir, also known as the “festival of the sacrifice” which is marked by Muslims with prayers, thanksgiving and animal sacrifice, commemorates the willingness of Prophet Abraham to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son.
The occasion is also an opportunity for the Muslims to reflect on the lessons of sacrifice, and values like service, compassion and being there for neighbors.
In Nigeria, residents have trooped to the mosques to perform Eid prayers.
For them, the celebration is also a time for loved ones to come together to pray, charity, social gatherings, festive meals and sharing of gifts.