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IN PHOTOS: Sheep markets prepare for Eid Al-Adha

IN PHOTOS: Sheep markets prepare for Eid Al-Adha

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(Photo: Jordan News / Amir Khalifa) Jordan News visited the markets where sheep merchants are preparing for the annual sacrifice.
AMMAN — Eid Al-Adha is set to begin on Tuesday, and the sheep markets are ready. During the celebration — whose name literally translates to “holiday of sacrifice” — it is traditional for Muslims to slaughter a sheep or goat to honor Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail for God.اضافة اعلان


On July 17, Jordan News visited the markets where sheep merchants are preparing for the annual sacrifice.



Jordan News previously reported that the average price of a sheep this year is JD180 — a rise from previous years which is making it difficult for some families to afford the tradition.




During 2018, over 73,000 sheep were sacrificed during Eid Al-Adha, according to the Greater Amman Municipality.



A team of 70 veterinarians have been deployed to oversee slaughterhouse operations.



Sulaiman Awamleh, a 40-year-old citizen, told Jordan News earlier this week that "animal sacrificing is a ritual that I cannot skip.”



The public eid holiday will last from Monday until Thursday. 

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