Muslims in Xinjiang celebrate Corban Festival

Source: Published: 2015-9-24 20:18:59

Highlights: On September 24, 2015, Muslims in Xinjiang celebrated the annual Corban Festival. Also known as Eid al-Adha and the Sacrifice Festival, it is an important traditional Islamic festival during which Muslims hold religious rites, slaughter livestock, and visit relatives and friends. Photos: Cui Meng/GT

  • A Uyghur man takes a sheep home to celebrate Corban Festival on September 24 in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The animal cost him 1,000 yuan ($156.7).

  • The carcass of an animal is dressed during the festival in Urumqi.

  • A vendor takes out a sheep for his customer.

  • The customer pays for his sheep.

  • Three children play near a temporary sheepfold in Urumqi.

  • A girl chooses a sheep in Urumqi.

  • A vendor drags a sheep out to its customer.

  • A vendor prepares mutton for his customer.

  • Several Urumqi residents fix a sheep they just bought onto a flat-bed cart.

  • A black-head sheep waiting to be slaughtered attracts the attention of a passerby on September 24.

  • Two Urumqi residents take a sheep home.

  • Children play in a temporary sheepfold.

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