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Eid ul-Adha, Islam (Sat - 4 Oct 2014)

Eid-Ul-Adha

Eid-Ul-Adha is the second Eid holiday. It is an Islamic holiday marking the end of Hajj, annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

It falls on the tenth day of Dhul Hijja, 70 days after Eid-Ul-Fitr and lasts four days. It relates to different dates in Western calendar and also varies slightly from country to country. It begins with the prayer on the first day. People wear their best or new clothes and children and women are given presents.

Eid-Ul-Adha celebrates Prophet Ibrahim's unselfish sacrifice to God. He offered his son Ismail to Allah who spared him at the last minute and placed a lamb to be sacrificed in his stead. This is why Mulsims sacrifice animals on the day and distribute meat among neighbours, family and the poor.