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On Eid al-Adha, the spirit of solidarity and sharing reaches its peak, says Turkish president

28 June 2023 13:30 (UTC+04:00)
On Eid al-Adha, the spirit of solidarity and sharing reaches its peak, says Turkish president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday marked the Muslim holiday of Eid-al Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, Azernews reports.

"I wish Eid al-Adha brings blessings to our families, our nation, the Islamic world and all of humanity.

"Holidays are blessed days when we, as a nation, remember our unity and our eternal brotherhood," Erdogan said in a video message.

Eid al-Adha is the time when the spirit of solidarity and sharing reaches its peak, Erdogan added.

"I believe that Eid al-Adha will further strengthen the atmosphere of brotherhood among our citizens in these months when our hearts are burning due to the Feb. 6 earthquakes," he added.

Most majority-Muslim countries around the world, including Türkiye, will observe the four-day holiday starting on Wednesday.

The holiday commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son at the command of God, before the last-minute divine substitute of a ram.

Muslims sacrifice animals in commemoration of this intervention and share the meat with the poor and their relatives.

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