Holidays in Palestine
Palestine enjoys great specialty in holidays for Muslims and Christians; Because it is the cradle of the three monotheistic religions, and in it is the first of the two Qiblas and the third of the Two Holy Mosques, and to its sanctuary is the secret of the Prophet Muhammad – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – and on its land Christ was born, peace be upon him, and his mother Mary suffered the torments and woes of the Children of Israel, and what increases the privacy of the holidays in which the insistence of its people to fight Life and joy, despite the occupation of their land and the land of their ancestors before, and in this article we will discuss about Eid al-Adha in Palestine, which is celebrated by Muslims around the world.
Eid al-Adha in Palestine
The people of Palestine are waiting for the Eid with great eagerness, so they gather around the local screens to follow the speech of the Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories about confirming the day of the feast according to the monitoring and follow-up centers of the crescent, while the government announces that Eid al-Adha is an official holiday with three days, and Muslims fast on the day of Arafa or the day called the Day of the Stand; While some of them fast the ten days that precede the Eid; Because of the reward and reward.
The commercial markets are filled with shoppers on the eve of Eid, especially the markets of Hebron and Nablus, which are the most prominent commercial center in Palestine in general. As for the women, they are busy preparing sweets from Maamoul, Barazek, Nabulsi Kunafa, Awama, and various types of biscuits, in addition to preparing the Arabic coffee pamper that is served to finalists and visitors on the Eid. .
Men go to the markets to buy sacrifices and prepare them for slaughter after performing the prayer on the day before the advent of the feast. On the morning of the feast day, the worshipers head to the mosques, or the spacious squares to perform the feast prayer, and shake hands, congratulating each other, and the men of the family go to the homes of relatives to congratulate them on the feast, and to present the Eid to women. The Palestinians use the term greeting women on Eid and visiting them by visiting the womb or the guardians, while many people knock on the doors of neighborhood homes to greet their people, especially women, girls and the elderly, even if they are not relatives.
The family gathers at noon on the day of Eid at the lunch table, which is a kind of municipal mansaf that is decorated with pine nuts and almonds, in addition to the delicious soup of municipal milk. Mansaf served a loaf of shrak bread.
The feast mourns the wounds of Palestinian mothers and their families. The mother misses her martyred sons, or prisoners inside the prisons of the occupation, and the local media allocate ways for parents to communicate with their captive children on the feast; Such as congratulations programs on the phone, or filming television episodes from inside the homes of the families of the prisoners; To be able to see them from inside the prisons.
Eid al-Adha in Jerusalem
Many Muslims in Palestine, especially those who are allowed to enter occupied Jerusalem, are keen to pray in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. The worshipers flock from the city of Jerusalem and its suburbs, and residents of the occupied areas in the year one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight AD, at the gates of the ancient city; Kabab Al-Asbat, Bab Al-Khalil, Hatta, and Al-Sahira, despite the inconveniences practiced by the occupation, and the restrictions imposed by its authorities, on the movement of Muslims within the city, regardless of the privacy of holidays, and the right of the Palestinian people to receive it with joy like all other nations and peoples.
Eid al-Adha in Palestine