Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice is the second and the largest of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam. It honours the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice... Wikipedia

  • Official name:  Eid al-Adha
  • Observed by:  Muslims
  • Significance:  Commemoration of Abraham (Ibrahim)'s willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to a command from God, End of the annual Hajj to Mecca
  • Celebrations:  During the Eid al-Fitr celebration, Muslims greet each other by saying 'Eid Mubarak', which is Arabic for "Blessed Eid". As it comes after a month of fasting, sweet dishes and foods are often prepared and consumed during the celebration.
  • Observances:  Eid prayers, animal slaughter, charity, social gatherings, festive meals, gift-giving
  • Begins:  10 Dhu al-Hijja
  • Ends:  13 Dhu al-Hijja
  • First time:  622 AD
  • Related to:  Hajj, Eid al-Fitr
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo
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