DHAKA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- With less than a week left for Eid al-Adha, one of the two biggest Muslims' religious festivals, cattle markets in the Bangladesh capital have gained momentum with buyers and a large number of sacrificial animals.
Bangladesh will celebrate Eid al-Adha on Sept. 13.
A large number of cow, goat, sheep, camel and buffalo were seen on Friday at cattle markets including the largest Gabtoli in Dhaka.
Vendors were busy bathing and decorating their animals to make them lucrative to buyers. Traders from different parts of Bangladesh have bought hundreds of thousands sacrificial animals to the capital markets.
Authorities have taken tight security measures in and around the cattle markets in Dhaka.
Many buyers were seen roaming at the markets, bargaining with traders to buy their desired cattle.
Every Muslim who has the financial means needs to sacrifice animal and distributes the meat to family and the poor.
Millions of Bangladeshis go back to their village homes to celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Eid of animal sacrifice, every year together with Muslims worldwide.
Eid al-Adha also occurs approximately two months and ten days after Eid al-Fitr, another biggest religious festival which marks the end of Muslims holy fasting month of Ramadan.