Tabaski Day is an important Islamic festival celebrated by Muslims around the world. It is the version of the Muslim festival Eid-Al-Adha that is native to the people of Senegal, and other countries like Mali. The name ‘Tabaski’ is commonly used in West Africa, particularly in countries like Senegal, Mali, and Guinea. The day of Tabaski commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Isma'il (Ishmael) in obedience to God's command. However, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. To mark the festival, we bring you Tabaski Day 2024 date, significance and rituals of the Eid-al-Adha celebration in Senegal.

Tabaski Day falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar and marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Tabaski 2024 will be observed from June 16 to June 20. Bakrid 2024 Date: Know Eid-al-Adha History, Significance and Rituals to Celebrate the Islamic Festival of Bakri Eid

Tabaski Day 2024 Dates

Tabaski Day 2024 will be celebrated from June 16 to June 20, based on the sighting of the moon.

Tabaski Day Significance and Rituals

Tabaski Day is a national public holiday in Senegal to join the rest of Islam in commemorating Eid-Al-Adha. The day begins with a special prayer service called Salat al-Eid, held at mosques or large open spaces. This prayer is usually attended by a large congregation and includes a sermon (khutbah).

The central ritual is the slaughtering of an animal, usually a sheep or goat. After the sacrifice, families and friends gather for a festive meal. The meat from the sacrificed animal is often distributed in three parts - one for the family, one for relatives and friends, and one for the poor.

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