Meugang Tradition Welcomes Eid al-Adha

12 September 2016

Photos: Ahmad Ariska

Photos: Ahmad Ariska


Meugang in Aceh is not only known while welcoming Ramadan and Eid Fitri. While welcoming Idul Adha, which falls on 12 September 2016, residents also face meugang tradition.

Impromptu meat market emerged in the markets, invaded by citizens to buy meat in order to maintain the tradition. Observer history of Aceh, Tarmizi A Hamid said the people of Aceh, meugang without buying meat is not yet complete. 

Although the price jumped dramatically when meugang, butchers stall still surrounded by the buyer. Rich people usually buy meat in large quantities, then distributed to orphans or impoverished neighbor.

According to him, meugang become a tradition since time immemorial, as a traditioang eating meat with the family or community. “To welcome Ramadan and the feast with joy,” he said.

The photo is the atmosphere of the market that sells meat in the region meugang Peunayong, Banda Aceh. [AW | AZ]

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