Wed 24-July-2024

Gaza’s Eid Al-Adha: A boon for low income families

Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Adha on the 10th day of the last lunar month following the end of the annual Holy Pilgrimage/Hajj.

The days leading up to Eid al-Adha witness a significant rise in demand for products like sweets clothes decorations and handicrafts.

With the markets crowded with customers this occasion gives opportunities for new jobs thus new incomes.

Many women make the traditional date-filled cakes (Maamoul) the main Eid dessert and sell them to shop owners.

During the Eid children fill the parks markets beach and restaurants with joy and celebration.

For children the Eid is all about having cash gifts and spending them on toys sweets and fun.

Handicrafts makers are busy ahead of the Eid giving final touches on their products. Eid puppets decorations and handicrafts are popular products among customers during the Eid.

Many families buy new clothes for their children on religious festivals reviving the markets.

Livestock traders open their stalls during the Eid al-Adha selling goats sheep cows or camels.

Sacrifice is an important rite in the Islamic Eid Al-Adha — a symbol of charity and obedience.

Businesses in Gaza have been facing serious obstacles due to the Israeli blockade over the years. But Palestinians in the besieged Gaza always have their own ways to survive.


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