中文 / English
  
You are here: HOME > Visiting> Festivals

The Corban Festival

Updated: 2014-04-02
print mail largemediumsmall
The Corban Festival, also named the Feast of the Sacrifice, is a religious holiday in Islam that falls on December 10. According to Islamic legend, a prophet named Ibrahim dreamed that Allah gave him sacred inspiration that he must slaughter his son as a sacrifice. When he was about to lift the sword, a messenger of Allah appeared. He brought a sheep and passed the word of Allah that the sheep would be slaughtered instead of Ibrahim’s son. Since then, that day has become the most important holiday in Islam. On the day, Muslims will slaughter cattle and sheep, make delicate dishes, bathe and put on new clothes. Then they would hold a sacrificial ceremony and other religious rites. They would also visit relatives and friends, feed guests, sing, dance and hold horse races.