Pakistan is no doubt really a blessed country in terms of its cultural events and festivals. Pakistani people celebrate all these festivals with full enthusiasm and in their true colors.
Among all those festivals Eid-ul-Adha is such an event which has a very strong religious background and which makes is obligatory for the Muslims to celebrate it to remember and to be thank ful to Almighty Allah for all his kindness on his people. Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated on 10th of Zil Hajj by the muslims all over the world to remember the great sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim A.S he became ready to alter his son Hazrat Ismail A.S to obey the order of Almighty Allah. Like all other countries in Pakistan the excitement and enthusiasm among the people can be seen very clearly even before the arrival of Eid.
This Eid is a name of sacrifice. Muslims buy animals like sheep, camels and buffaloes and alter them and later the meat is divided among those poor people who cannot afford to buy meat and celebrate the happiness of Eid.
Muslims offer Eid prayer and they wear new clothes. Women most of their time spend in kitchen making different tasty dishes and distributing meat among the poor people and relatives. The whole Eid day is spent in entertaining the guests at home and in evening most of the people enjoy bar BQ at their home. People invite their relatives on lunch and dinner parties and enjoy delicious meals.
Eid-ul-Adha is contrast to Eid-ul-Fitr in a way that first one is a salty and spicy Eid with different dished made up of meat while Eid-ul-Fitr is a sweet Eid.
Eid-ul-Adha gives us a lesson that if the time comes Muslims will not resist to sacrifice their dearest things in the way of God. the Chaand raat of Eid-ul-Adha is not less interesting. The children love to spend time with their animals and some of them also put Mahndi on them to give them a beautiful look. Sometimes children have tears in their eyes to see their favorite animal to be slaughter. But still they do not resist because being Muslims the will of Allah is always a priority for them. In Pakistan those who cannot afford to buy animal they take art in collective immolation. And seek the mercy of Allah Almighty.
The Eid festival continues for three days in Pakistan. the government announces three public holidays for the Eid celebrations. Even after when Eid is over the Eid Milan parties are held and people wear their Eid clothes and enjoy their gatherings.
Like all other cultural and religious festivals Eid-ul-Adha has a beauty of its own.