When is Eid Al Adha 2017? Celebration on Friday September 1, 2017.
The feast of Eid al-Adha or commonly called the Day of Sacrifice because it is identical with the sacrifice of the sacrificial animal celebrated by the Muslims on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah. In the Christian calendar, this year’s Eid al-Adha celebration is celebrated on Friday, September 1, 2017.
The celebration of Eid al-Adha begins with the story of Prophet Ibrahim who at that time sacrificed his pet animals namely sheep, cattle, and camels with a large number. But the prophet Ibrahim felt it was not much, even he promised himself that he would be willing to slaughter his own child if gifted with a child. This oath is spoken because his wife at the time, Sarah, has not even had a son despite having long married to Ibrahim. Then Ibrahim was ordered to marry Siti Hajar. That is the beginning of Eid al-Adha’s history.
Not long after marriage with Hajar, then he was blessed with a son named Ishmael. Until one night, the prophet Ibrahim dreamed of getting a command from God to fulfill his nadzarnya ie slaughtering his son. Although I was confused, Ibrahim finally obeyed. Ismail who was then aged 7 years sincerely accept it. However, the knife that was about to be used to slaughter Ismail was not strong enough to slaughter it. Then congratulations Ishmael.
In some narrations, it is also mentioned that God replaced Ismail with a sheep until finally the sacrificial orders appeared on Eid al-Adha with sheep or other sacrificial animals. Therefore Eid al-Adha is often referred to as the Day of Sacrifice or Sacrifice because it is identical with the slaughter of sacrificial animals.
In Indonesia, Idul Adha is usually commemorated with Id prayer. Although some groups sometimes have different days in determining holiday dates, but there is no difference in the procedure of performing Eid prayer. Usually, Eid prayer is done in the mosque. However, many also do the Mosque, the field, even the square. If the number of pilgrims is a lot, usually Id pray is done in the field or the square. Although most people follow the government in the designation of this festive season, many are also commemorating it earlier or later.
After performing the Id prayer, it is usually followed by sacrificial animal slaughter. Although there is also a slaughter of sacrificial animals on the next day to the maximum limit of sacrifice animal sacrifices. In some areas, residents collect their sacrificial animals in the mosque where they perform Eid prayers. But many are slaughtered in their homes. Not forgetting, Takbir continues to speak with a melodious and loud.
There are several unique traditions in Indonesia in celebration of this holiday. One of them is grebeg gunungan which is preserved in Yogyakarta palace. This tradition has been done for a long time and hereditary with the event paraded 3 pieces of mountains containing a variety of foods. This tradition is believed to wage sustenance. In addition, in Semarang there is also a tradition of Apitan in which the residents parade tumpengan on the highway rollicking. There is also a unique tradition of cow manten where it aims to honor cows to be slaughtered by way of marrying them.