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12:48 Mar 19, 2002
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Religion / religion
Dutch term or phrase: Offerfeest
religious holidays
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Local time: 02:49
English translation:Festival (or Feast) of Sacrifice
Explanation:
"EID AL-ADHA

Day: Tenth day of the twelfth month of the Islamic (Hijra) calendar.
The day commemorates the Prophet Abraham's devotion to God. He was willing to slay his son Ismael as a sacrifice. Ismael was never killed, instead, Allah provided a lamb for the sacrifice. Muslims performing the Haj (pilgrimage to Mecca) sacrifice a lamb, and the meat is given out to the poor. This holiday is celebrated in the same fashion as Eid al-Fitr, people visit friends and families, gifts are exchanged, etc." (link 2)

Also: http://www3.kumc.edu/diversity/ethnic_relig/eid-al-adha.html
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Local time: 02:49
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Festival (or Feast) of Sacrifice


Explanation:
"EID AL-ADHA

Day: Tenth day of the twelfth month of the Islamic (Hijra) calendar.
The day commemorates the Prophet Abraham's devotion to God. He was willing to slay his son Ismael as a sacrifice. Ismael was never killed, instead, Allah provided a lamb for the sacrifice. Muslims performing the Haj (pilgrimage to Mecca) sacrifice a lamb, and the meat is given out to the poor. This holiday is celebrated in the same fashion as Eid al-Fitr, people visit friends and families, gifts are exchanged, etc." (link 2)

Also: http://www3.kumc.edu/diversity/ethnic_relig/eid-al-adha.html


    Reference: http://www.islamicgarden.com/page1021.html
    Reference: http://www.afghan-web.com/culture/holidays.html
Chris Hopley
Netherlands
Local time: 02:49
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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