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    At Kota Bharu, June 5, Malayan Moslems observed the feast of Hari Raya Haji - held every year on the tenth day of the Islamic month of Zulhijjah.

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    At Kota Bharu, June 5, Malayan Moslems observed the feast of Hari Raya Haji - held every year on the tenth day of the Islamic month of Zulhijjah.

    Hari Raya Haji recalls the sacrifice of the prophet Abraham and coincides with the conclusion of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, where "hajis" from all over the Moslem world make sacrifice by killing sheep and camels, giving the meat to the poor.

    Thousands of devotees gathered in Kota Bharu to attend prayers led by the Sultan of Kelantan State. Malaya's Moslem population is concentrated mainly along the east coast.

    As the men prayed, the women called on friends and relatives to exchange greetings. There were special delicacies for the big feast. Kota Bharu's equivalent of the sacrifices made in Mecca is the slaughtering of a white bull. Here too, the meat from the sacrificed animal was distributed among the poor.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACDXS0HJEUJ0DOW4FRC32XDAGI
    Media URN:
    VLVACDXS0HJEUJ0DOW4FRC32XDAGI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
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    N/A

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