Closeness of dates between the World Day and Eid-ul-Adha
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On the occasion of this year's World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, members and friends of ATD Fourth World, especially in Senegal, have highlighted the closeness of dates between the World Day and Eid-ul-Adha. In several countries, our Muslim friends who celebrate 17 October tell us how important it is for them to celebrate both of these events in their own way, by bringing to the forefront their common values.

The festival Eid-ul-Adha is an occasion for sharing, spreading joy to those around you, and reaching out to those who are isolated. It also provides an opportunity to reinforce and strengthen the ties between your family, neighbours and friends by visiting them. In some countries, this festival is also a time of forgiveness. Many people choose to go and stay in orphanages and old people's homes. Others use this event to help out families who cannot afford to offer the sacrificing of a sheep.

These values ​​of sharing and community that make sure that no one is forgotten is also found in the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty .

For everyone all around the world who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha, "Have a very joyful festival with many meaningful encounters”, and “a great 17 October to each and everyone”.