Dhaka's markets brim with sacrificial animals as Eid al-Adha approaches

2021-07-17 02:05:33 GMT2021-07-17 10:05:33(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

DHAKA, July 17 (Xinhua) -- As the holy Eid al-Adha is drawing near, cattle markets in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka have been brimming with sacrificial animals.

Bangladesh on July 21 will celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice.

Like in previous years, a large number of animals were seen at cattle markets here.

"I think the price is within the reach," said Jahangir Alam, a buyer.

Traders expect a mad rush for customers from Sunday night as buyers in Dhaka usually collect animals on the last days with the hope for price cuts.

Cattle trader Md Jobed came to the Gabtoli market from Chakaria area in Cox's Bazar district, some 292 km southeast of capital Dhaka.

He said demand and price are always good at the Gabtoli market.

"That is why I have come to this market with good hopes," said the trader.

Another trader Shah Alam Miah came from Bangladesh's Jhenaidah district, about 130 km from capital Dhaka, with a bull, named Juboraj, or Prince.

The trader said Prince weighed 2,200 km and was at a price of about 35,000 U.S. dollars.

Authorities have approved at least 21 cattle markets to help Dhaka residents purchase sacrificial animals in designated spots amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bangladeshi government eased the lockdown for a week from July 15, allowing Muslims to prepare for the festival. Enditem