Muslims in Brooklyn observe Eid al-Adha with prayer

Muslim community members of East New York celebrated the beginning of the holy day of Eid al-Adha on Monday. Hundreds of worshipers gathered at Glenmore

Muslim community members of East New York celebrated the beginning of the holy day of Eid al-Adha on Monday.

Muslim community members of East New York celebrated the beginning of the holy day of Eid al-Adha on Monday. (9/12/16)

BROOKLYN -  Muslim community members of East New York celebrated the beginning of the holy day of Eid al-Adha on Monday.

Hundreds of worshipers gathered at Glenmore Avenue to take part in prayer services.

Eid al-Adha is considered one of the holiest Muslim holidays.

It celebrates the honor and willingness of the profit Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. However, right before the sacrifice, an angel presents Abraham with a ram to slaughter instead. 

This is the first year the holiday is being considered a public school holiday. The four-day holiday concludes on Wednesday. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 1 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
News 12 The Bronx hit the streets to 2 Word on the Street: Old TV shows
The Drug Enforcement Administration says drug cartels are 3 Heroin Homeland: Drug cartels in the Bronx
News 12 The Bronx asked residents what they 4 Word on the Street: Inauguration Day
The family of a 10-year-old injured in a 5 Critics: Corner of Hunts Point and Lafeyette too dangerous

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE