Tags: dhaka | animal | sacrifices | blood

Dhaka Animal Sacrifices Make Streets Run Red With Blood

Image: Dhaka Animal Sacrifices Make Streets Run Red With Blood

A car drives past a road turned red after blood from sacrificial animals on Eid al-Adha mixed with water from heavy rainfall in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. (AP Photo)

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 05:41 AM

Animal sacrifices in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, have turned the streets of the city into rivers of blood as heavy rains and the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha occurred simultaneously this week.

Authorities in Dhaka designated several places in the city where residents could slaughter animals, but heavy downpours Tuesday meant few people could use those areas, The Associated Press reported.

Muslims traditionally mark Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, by slaughtering livestock. Usually a goat, sheep, or a cow is killed to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's test of faith.

The meat of the sacrificed animals is shared among family and friends and poor people who cannot afford to sacrifice animals as a gesture of generosity to promote social harmony.

Dhaka residents used parking lots, garages and alleys to kill the animals and the blood flowed into the flooded streets, turning them into rivers of blood.

Flooding is common in Dhaka, an overcrowded city of more than 10 million people, because of poor drainage systems.

© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
Animal sacrifices in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, have turned the streets of the city into rivers of blood as heavy rains and the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha occurred simultaneously this week.
dhaka, animal, sacrifices, blood
166
2016-41-15
Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 05:41 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved