Eid Al-Adha Al-Mubarek Hejira year 1439 was celebrated with enthusiasm nationwide today, 21 August.
Asmara, 21 August 2018 – Eid Al-Adha Al-Mubarek Hejira year 1439 was celebrated with enthusiasm nationwide today, 21 August.
At the celebration held at the Bahti Meskerem Square here in Asmara in which ministers, senior Government and PFDJ officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, religious leaders and a number of the faithful took part, salat was conducted.
In a message he conveyed on the occasion, Sheik Salim Ibrahim Al Muktar, General Secretary of the Central Office of Eritrean Eftae ad Islamic Affairs, stating that this year’s Eid Al Adha is being celebrated for the first time during which Eritrea and Ethiopia signed a peace deal, expressed his conviction that the peace agreement has brought to an end a couple of decades long state of war between the two countries and will be an example to many nations with similar problems to emulate.
Sheik Salim Ibrahim Al Muktar also called on the faithful to practice mutual cooperation and extend a helping hand to the needy in addition to displaying mutual affection and spirit of harmony.
Sheik Salim wished the Eritrean people residing inside the country and abroad in general and the followers of the Islamic faith in particular a happy Eid.
Eid Al Adha was also celebrated at the G3 Hall, Expo compound, featuring cultural and artistic performances in which hundreds of Asmara residents and invited guests took part.
Speaking at the occasion that was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Information and the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW), Ms. Alem Belai, Chairperson of Asmara branch of the union, wished happy Eid Al-Adha to the Eritrean people. She also congratulated the peoples of Eritrea and Ethiopia for the peace and friendship agreement the two countries have reached.