We need to embrace and respect others customs and traditions. If we expect the others to respect ours, if is important that we try to comprehend different cultures and that we are not biased towards them.
In this case, it will be a bit more difficult than usual. The celebration of Eid al-Adha in Dhaka, Bangladesh, will be a bit hard to understand.
Eid itself is a happy holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world. Its festivities are usually harmless, but not in Dhaka. There, the celebration is quite bizarre. There are many ways to celebrate this day but certain Muslims hold festivals in which they sacrifice animals to honor God and Abraham.
The sacrifice is supposed to show their thankfulness for Allah giving them the means to survive. In Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh for instance, special areas are designated by authorities to be used for animal sacrifice.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop people to sacrifice animals in their own house despite the rules. The creepy result is that if the weather is not good, the city tends to flood and the water turns red because of the blood of the dead animals. anyway.
So when it’s raining and the sacrifices take place, the result is a blood river. We told you this custom was gonna be a bit harder to understand…