Cheap Flights for Eid al-Adha
Eid-Al-Adha, often known as the “Festival of Sacrifice” or Bakrid, is one of the most important holidays to the Muslim community around the world. This festival will begin on the evening of Thursday, October 25 and end in the evening on Friday, October 26, 2012. One of the most important Islamic holidays, the festival commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son in order to show obedience to God. Since Abraham was willing to perform this act of obedience by killing Ishmael, God intervened and gave him a sheep to sacrifice instead. Muslims are encouraged to partake in a pre-sunrise prayer, bathe for personal cleanliness and then dress in the best clothes available in order to prepare for the celebrations.
After prayer has finished the Eid Adha celebration continues with the wealthier Muslims sacrifice their best domestic animals as a symbol of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son. The meat is then divided into three parts; the family is allowed to keep one part, the second is given to relatives and friends and the third part is reserved for the poor. The charitable practices of the Muslim community are showcased during this time and no one, no matter what dire state they are in, is left without a sacrificial meal to partake in.
Traditionally, non-Muslims do not partake in these religious happenings but those looking for some of the best celebrations should search for cheap flights to the United Arab Emirates or affordable airfares to different parts of the United States with designed celebrations. Places in these countries with large Muslim populations come together to celebrate one of the most important Muslim holidays. Cities like Boston and New York City in America and London in the United Kingdom all pay tribute to the obedience of Abraham.
Another great place to take part in the festivities of Eid Al-Adha is in India. The major cities of Mumbai and Delhi hold various celebrations to commemorate the Prophet Abraham and his belief in God and airline tickets are readily available to both of these major international hubs. These two cities are popular destinations for international travelers anyways and it is a great idea to travel during this holiday to get a true feel for what the Muslim religion stands for and to take part in one of their most important holidays. Cheap tickets to India are available through many international airlines, including Air India, Jet Airways and Lufthansa. As always when flying to India, securing your flights in advance is a must in order to get the best deal.