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Holy day of sacrifice

  • Passengers ride a boat from Breuh Island to the mainland of Banda Aceh on Sept. 10. The number of travelers among islands around Aceh increased prior to Idul Adha [the Islamic Day of Sacrifice], celebrated on Sept. 12. JP/ Hotli Simanjuntak

    Passengers ride a boat from Breuh Island to the mainland of Banda Aceh on Sept. 10. The number of travelers among islands around Aceh increased prior to Idul Adha [the Islamic Day of Sacrifice], celebrated on Sept. 12. JP/ Hotli Simanjuntak

  • Children participate in an event celebrating the night before Idul Adha on Sept. 11 in the Celeban village in Yogyakarta. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    Children participate in an event celebrating the night before Idul Adha on Sept. 11 in the Celeban village in Yogyakarta. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • Muslims prepare to join an Idul Adha prayer at the Tegal Rejo field in Kemalang of Klaten regency, Central Java, on Sept 12. Tegal Rejo village is located four kilometers east of the volcanic Mount Merapi. JP/ Alb Magnus Koes Hendratmo

    Muslims prepare to join an Idul Adha prayer at the Tegal Rejo field in Kemalang of Klaten regency, Central Java, on Sept 12. Tegal Rejo village is located four kilometers east of the volcanic Mount Merapi. JP/ Alb Magnus Koes Hendratmo

  • Muslims perform Idul Adha prayers at the Tegal Rejo field in Kemalang of Klaten regency, Central Java, on Sept. 12. JP/ Alb Magnus Koes Hendratmo

    Muslims perform Idul Adha prayers at the Tegal Rejo field in Kemalang of Klaten regency, Central Java, on Sept. 12. JP/ Alb Magnus Koes Hendratmo

  • Muslims perform Idul Adha prayers at the Tegal Rejo field in Kemalang of Klaten regency, Central Java, on Sept. 12. JP/ Alb Magnus Koes Hendratmo

    Muslims perform Idul Adha prayers at the Tegal Rejo field in Kemalang of Klaten regency, Central Java, on Sept. 12. JP/ Alb Magnus Koes Hendratmo

  • Two boys and a father lie on their prayer mats after conducting Idul Adha prayers in Banda Aceh on Sept. 12. JP/ Hotli Simanjuntak

    Two boys and a father lie on their prayer mats after conducting Idul Adha prayers in Banda Aceh on Sept. 12. JP/ Hotli Simanjuntak

  • Local people parade flower-adorned goats for qurban [sacrifice] to the Mosque as part of a tradition called Mantenan Hewan [Animal Wedding] in Sebalong Village of Pasuruan, East Java, on Sept. 11. The tradition, which also includes cows, involves cleaning and decorating the animals as well as bringing staple food as alms, just like Maduranese wedding traditions, before the animals are handed over to the mosques' Idul Adha committees for slaughter. The hereditary tradition also aims to attract others to donate animals for sacrifice in the next Idul Adha. JP/Aman Rochman

    Local people parade flower-adorned goats for qurban [sacrifice] to the Mosque as part of a tradition called Mantenan Hewan [Animal Wedding] in Sebalong Village of Pasuruan, East Java, on Sept. 11. The tradition, which also includes cows, involves cleaning and decorating the animals as well as bringing staple food as alms, just like Maduranese wedding traditions, before the animals are handed over to the mosques' Idul Adha committees for slaughter. The hereditary tradition also aims to attract others to donate animals for sacrifice in the next Idul Adha. JP/Aman Rochman

  • Local people take part in an animal sacrifice in Bojongsari Village of Banyumas regency, Central Java, on Sept. 12. JP/Agus Maryono

    Local people take part in an animal sacrifice in Bojongsari Village of Banyumas regency, Central Java, on Sept. 12. JP/Agus Maryono

  • A boy watches a cow being skinned at East Nusa Tenggara Police headquarters during Idul Adha celebrations on Sept. 12. JP/Djemi Amnifu

    A boy watches a cow being skinned at East Nusa Tenggara Police headquarters during Idul Adha celebrations on Sept. 12. JP/Djemi Amnifu

  • A man holds a cleaver that is commonly used by the Padangnese people in Bali for slaughtering animals during Idul Adha at Al Muhajirin Mosque in Denpasar, Bali, on Sept. 12. JP/ Anggara Mahendra

    A man holds a cleaver that is commonly used by the Padangnese people in Bali for slaughtering animals during Idul Adha at Al Muhajirin Mosque in Denpasar, Bali, on Sept. 12. JP/ Anggara Mahendra

  • Children observe the animal slaughtering process during Idul Adha celebrations at Jogokariyan Mosque in Yogyakarta on Sept. 12. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Children observe the animal slaughtering process during Idul Adha celebrations at Jogokariyan Mosque in Yogyakarta on Sept. 12. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Several men slice meat to be distributed for poor people in Poowo Village of Bone Bolango regency, Gorontalo, on Sept. 12. Besides mosques and open fields, the slaughtering process was also conducted in several residential houses for this year's Idul Adha. JP/Syamsul Huda M. Suhari

    Several men slice meat to be distributed for poor people in Poowo Village of Bone Bolango regency, Gorontalo, on Sept. 12. Besides mosques and open fields, the slaughtering process was also conducted in several residential houses for this year's Idul Adha. JP/Syamsul Huda M. Suhari

  • Idul Adha committee members slice and weigh the qurban meat during Idul Adha celebrations at Jogokariyan Mosque in Yogyakarta on Sept. 12. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Idul Adha committee members slice and weigh the qurban meat during Idul Adha celebrations at Jogokariyan Mosque in Yogyakarta on Sept. 12. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Children look on as piles of meat are sliced into pieces by the Idul Adha qurban committee. The meat was distributed to local people for the Idul Adha celebration at Al Ikhwan Mosque in Medan, North Sumatra, on Sept. 12. JP/Apriadi Gunawan

    Children look on as piles of meat are sliced into pieces by the Idul Adha qurban committee. The meat was distributed to local people for the Idul Adha celebration at Al Ikhwan Mosque in Medan, North Sumatra, on Sept. 12. JP/Apriadi Gunawan

  • A man stands above meat for the Day of Sacrifice that is ready to be distributed in Banda Aceh, Aceh, on Sept. 12. JP/Hotli Simanjuntak

    A man stands above meat for the Day of Sacrifice that is ready to be distributed in Banda Aceh, Aceh, on Sept. 12. JP/Hotli Simanjuntak

  • Mosque committee members divide the meat before distributing it to locals at the Marga Utama Foundation in Denpasar, Bali, on Sept. 12. JP/Zul Tri Anggono

    Mosque committee members divide the meat before distributing it to locals at the Marga Utama Foundation in Denpasar, Bali, on Sept. 12. JP/Zul Tri Anggono

  • A screen shows information on the number of animals that had been slaughtered, packed and distributed during Idul Adha celebrations at Jogokariyan Mosque in Yogyakarta on Sept. 12. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A screen shows information on the number of animals that had been slaughtered, packed and distributed during Idul Adha celebrations at Jogokariyan Mosque in Yogyakarta on Sept. 12. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A Bandung Grand Mosque staffer distributes meat to the people of Bandung, West Java, on Sept. 12. The Mosque prepared at least 4,000 bags with 500 grams of meat each before distributing it to the people for Idul Adha. JP/Arya Dipa

    A Bandung Grand Mosque staffer distributes meat to the people of Bandung, West Java, on Sept. 12. The Mosque prepared at least 4,000 bags with 500 grams of meat each before distributing it to the people for Idul Adha. JP/Arya Dipa

  • Two staffers ride a motorcycle to distribute meat to local people during Idul Adha celebrations at Jogokariyan Mosque in Yogyakarta on Sept. 12. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    Two staffers ride a motorcycle to distribute meat to local people during Idul Adha celebrations at Jogokariyan Mosque in Yogyakarta on Sept. 12. JP/ Aditya Sagita