DHAKA, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- With few days left for Eid al-Adha, one of the two biggest Muslims' religious festivals, cattle traders with hundreds of thousands animals have started flooding the marketplaces in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka.
Bangladesh will celebrate Eid al-Adha on Aug. 22.
A large number of cow, goat, sheep, camel and buffalo were seen on Saturday at cattle markets including the largest Gabtoli in Dhaka.
Vendors were busy bathing and decorating their animals to make them lucrative to buyers.
Authorities have taken tight security measures in and around the cattle markets in Dhaka.
Only a handful of buyers, however, were seen roaming at the markets, bargaining with traders to buy their desired cattle.
Traders expect a mad rush for customers from Sunday night as buyers in Dhaka usually collect their animals on the last two days before Eid with hope for price cuts.
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 over two months after Eid al-Fitr, another biggest religious festival which marks the end of Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan.