Eid al-Adha celebrated in Shusha for first time in 32 years

Eid al-Adha celebrated in Shusha for first time in 32 years

Today, Muslims around the world celebrate the Feast of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha. For Azerbaijan, this is the fourth Gurban holiday, which the republic celebrates after the complete restoration of territorial integrity and the liberation of part of the country from many years of occupation. Today, Azerbaijanis celebrate Eid al-Adha in Shusha for the first time in 32 years.

On the morning of June 16, the Eid prayer was performed in the Yukhari Govhar Agha mosque in the city of Shusha, and hundreds of residents who had recently returned to their native city took part in it. Today, in Shusha, not only the festive prayer was read, but also prayers for the souls of the martyrs who died during the Karabakh war.

Today, in Shusha, a sacrificial animal meat has been distributed to residents on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. The event took place in the courtyard of a new residential complex with the support of the Special Representative office of the President of Azerbaijan in Shusha, the Shusha City State Reserve Department and the Food Security Agency (FSA).

The slaughter of sacrificial animals was carried out under veterinary supervision in a mobile tent in accordance with modern requirements and hygienic standards. A mobile laboratory of the Azerbaijan Institute of Food Safety operates at the site.

In 2024, on Gurban Bayram, the slaughter and distribution of meat from sacrificial animals were organized for the first time in the Fuzuli and Lachin districts of Azerbaijan.

In Azerbaijan, the Eid al-Adha holiday is celebrated on June 16 and 17 this year. Earlier, Head of State Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President, First Lady of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva, congratulated the Azerbaijani people on Eid al-Adha.