I have never seen this Eid in another country, however I have been told that no other Muslim country slaughters the animals in the street for all to see like the Bengali’s do.
It should be said that a third of the meat is given away to the poor as an act of charity.
I have heard it mentioned however, that due to a lack of refrigeration, often these people are forced sell the meat back to middle men, for whatever they can, who then on sell it to restaurants
The area in which I live is home to some very wealthy Bengali’s, it seems to be a bit of a contest as to who can spend the most and have the most cows to slaughter. I met one man who bought 5 large cows, and was very proud to tell me this.
Ironically, many of the larger more impressive cows are bought from India (where the cow is sacred), driven or walked across the border, to slaughter.
An obscenely large house near us has a cow out the front that reportedly cost them about $4000 Aus. This is would have to be at least four times the yearly salary of an average Bengali. Often, houses have 4 or 5 of these cows out the front
But of course this is all just about religious ceremony and sacrifice.
Eid al-Adha - I’ll try and explain it. It seems to me to be the second biggest day of religious celebration on the Muslim calender. Apparently it commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son to God. In Bangladesh, they take the sacrificing bit very seriously. Anyone who can afford it buys a cow or goat, and they sacrifice the animal out on the street. The streets quite literally run red.
Just a warning these shots may be confronting, so I would tread carefully.