Hari Raya Aidil Adha
Hari Raya Aidiladha which is also known as the Festival of sacrifice is celebrated by the Muslim devotees in Melaka. It is to honor the prophet’s Abraham sacrificial act towards the god as an act of obedience and it also marks the end of the pilgrimage season in Mecca.
Traditionally, any Muslim who does not have any financial or physical constraints is required to make a trip at least once in their lifetime to the holy city of Mecca. On this day, the animals like a goat or a cow is sacrificed to commemorate the Prophet Abraham’s sacrifice and the meat is distributed to the poor and to those in need.
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Where to go?
One good way to experience the celebration is to hang out with the local Muslim families in Melaka during the festivity period.
Aidil Adha is always celebrated on 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah according to the Islamic calendar.
There is no specified entrance fee for the celebration.