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Gradtech Students celebrate Eid ul Adha- University of Cumbria organises theme park visit

July 2015

Gradtech students hosted this year’s Eid ul Adha celebration on Friday 17th July, which commemorates one of the main holidays in Islam! This festive event featured congregational morning prayers at the University of Cumbria’s Prayer Room and a lunchtime BBQ and picnic for the student’s and their families.

Also known as the Festival of the Sacrifice, the Greater Eid and the Major Festival, Eid ul-Adha is celebrated in the last month of the lunar Islamic calendar. Over the three days of Eid ul-Adha, Muslims mark the end of the great pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorate Abraham’s sacrifice, when he unflinchingly agreed to surrender his son in the name of faith.

Eid ul-Adha is widely recognised as a time for prayer, reflection, philanthropy and community building, as Muslims across the globe share bounties and honor familial and communal bonds.

The event served as an opportunity to unite studentsfrom all of the Libyan oil and gas companies at the University of Cumbria.

The University of Cumbria co-hosted this year’s Eid ul Adha celebration with a student theme park day out on the second day of this festive period onSaturday July 18th. The visit featured plenty of fun and laughs and acted as timely period for students to let off some steam. Considering the smiles on some of the snaps taken from the celebrations and day out, both events were deemeda success!