Faith is at the core of all religious festivals, but they tend to follow discernible patterns in the way they are practiced. In cultural studies, there is no attempt to treat with the religion. This is an attempt to analyse some cultural elements of religious festivals, involving the way belief is played out in public ways. In this case the main interest is the theatrical aspect.
Muslim festivals have developed a reputation of not being flambouyant or ostentatious. This is in contrast to, for instance, some Hindu celebrations known for their vibrant colour and spectacle, such as Phagwah or Diwali; or even the Chinese Spring Festival (New Year) known for its vibrancy. But close examination of Eid ul-Adha does not entirely support that conclusion. It is a highly theatrical festival. ….