Muslims mark Eid and final days of hajj in Saudi Arabia

12:51 PM Aug 11, 2019 | PTI |

Mina: Close to 2.5 million pilgrims took part in a symbolic stoning of the devil in the final days of the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as Muslims around the world marked the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations.


In Mina, pilgrims spend the final days of hajj throwing pebbles at a pillar in a symbolic casting away of evil.

The massive tent city of Mina is where the deadliest hajj disasters have occurred, including a 2015 stampede and crush that killed more than 2,400 people.

To mark the completion of the hajj, male pilgrims shaved their hair and women trimmed theirs on Saturday to represent a spiritual renewal and rebirth.

Muslims around the world are commemorating the end of hajj with Eid celebrations, including distributing meat to the poor.


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