Eid prayers offered nationwide
The prayers were offered in all Eid Gah mosques across the prvovinces.
President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai offered the prayers in the mosque at the Presidential Palace, where cabinet members and lawmakers were present.
Imams and religious leaders in their prayers called for peace and stability in the country. Most Afghans started sacrificing animals after offering Eid prayers and greeting their relatives and friends.
The first day of Eidul Adha was celebrated besides Afghanistan in Arab countries, Europe and the United States.
This year, according to officials, more than 24,000 Afghan pilgrims have taken part in Hajj pilgrimage along with 2.5 million other Muslims.
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