Egypt Independent

Millions perform Eid al-Adha prayer across Egypt



Millions of Muslim worshipers in Egypt performed the Eid al-Adha prayer on Friday morning in mosques and 5,200 squares, allocated by the Ministry of Endowments, in Cairo and other provinces.

Citizens flocked to the mosques and squares amid a festive spread of street vendors, especially ones selling toys.

Volunteers distributed sweets to children and held fun competitions to add to the holiday atmosphere of Eid al-Adha.

The worshipers sat in prayer yards exchanging greetings and repeating the Eid al-Adha “takbeer”, Arabic phrases used to express that God is great.

Security measures were heightened at the areas of prayer and ambulances were deployed to provide service to emergency cases.

Edited Translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm