PHOTO GALLERY: Egyptians celebrate Eid Al-Adha

Egyptians celebrating Eid Al-Adha
Balloons are popular gifts for Egyptian children celebrating the holiday
A cow waits to be slaughtered; portions of the meat will be given to the poor
A child carries a balloon on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha
A child buys toys to celebrate the festival
A boy plays with a firework
Balloon-sellers make their way through the celebrating crowds
A family celebrate the holiday
Sheep on their way to be killed; slaughtering animals and distributing meat is an Eid tradition
A vendor sells party gear to celebrating crowds
A family celebrate Eid
A boy sells balloons to the crowds
Many Egyptian families celebrate the Eid by going out; zoos and parks are popular destination spots
Two cattle on their way to be slaughtered to celebrate Eid Al-Adha
Women hold balloons
An Egyptian boy holds a balloon
Families out and about to celebrate the holiday
Streets are often crowded during Eid as families go out to celebrate
A girl and her father mark the holiday
Children get ready to celebrate the holiday

Egyptians throng in the streets of Cairo on the first day of the Eid holiday. Zoos and public parks are popular destination spots for families celebrating the holiday.

Photos: Mai Shaheen