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Celebrating Eid Al-Adha in Oregon

Hundreds of Muslims gathered at Hillsboro Stadium on Tuesday to celebrate Eid Al-Adha. Celebrations followed the prayer and sermon as community members greeted each other dressed in festive clothing. The event was hosted by Bilal Masjid and the Islamic Community Center of Hillsboro, or ICCH.

Muslims celebrate two Eids every year. Eid Al-Fitr, after the holy month of Ramadan, and Eid Al-Adha, to commemorate Hajj, the annual pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudia Arabia.

Local mosques and Islamic centers organize big gatherings for Eid every year in stadiums and convention centers, but were unable to do that for the last three Eids due to COVID-19 restrictions. Tuesday’s celebrations in big groups are the first in almost two years.

Worshippers stand to pray during the morning service. Eid-Al Adha commemorates the annual Hajj or Pilgramage in Mecca, Saudia Arabia.
Hanin Najjar /
Worshippers stand to pray during the morning service. Eid-Al Adha commemorates the annual Hajj or Pilgramage in Mecca, Saudia Arabia.
Imam Mamadou Touri of Bilal Mosque presents a sermon.
Hanin Najjar /
Imam Mamadou Touri of Bilal Mosque presents a sermon.
Because of COVID-19, large gatherings for Eid were not possible. Hundreds turned out to worship together for Tuesday's celebration.
Hanin Najjar /
Because of COVID-19, large gatherings for Eid were not possible. Hundreds turned out to worship together for Tuesday's celebration.
Community members greet one another as the sermon ends and Eid Al-Adha festivities begin.
Hanin Najjar /
Community members greet one another as the sermon ends and Eid Al-Adha festivities begin.
Keifah Sayed (far right) takes a selfie with friends and family to capture the celebration for EId Al-Adha.
Hanin Najjar /
Keifah Sayed (far right) takes a selfie with friends and family to capture the celebration for EId Al-Adha.
Hanin Najjar /
Muslim community members gather at Hillsboro stadium in Portland, Oregon for a prayer and festivities celebrating Eid Al-Adha. They raise their hands to pray at the end of the sermon before celebrations begin.
Hanin Najjar /
The event was hosted by Bilal Masjid and the Islamic Community Center of Hillsboro, or ICCH.

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