Eid al-Adha

March 17, 2000

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

On March 17, 2000, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Muslims will gather for Eid al-Adha in the Chicago area. In past years, Muslims have celebrated Eid al-Adha at McCormick Place in Chicago, but this year the services will be held at various Islamic centers and rented facilities throughout the Chicago area. Eid al-Adha marks the end of the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, and commemorates Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to Allah.