|AKA Name||Feast of Sacrifice, Bakreed (Urdu), Day of Sacrifice, Eid al Adha Début|
|Hashtags||#EidAlAdha, #EidMubarak, #EidAladha2020|
|2023 Date||28 June 2023|
|2024 Date||16 June 2024|
|France & Common Holidays|
|Misc. & Int'l. Observances|
Eid al-Adha History
Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى) commemorates Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice everything for God, including his son, Ismael. God became impressed with Abraham's sincerity and gave him a ram to sacrifice instead. For that reason, Muslims who can afford to do so also sacrifice an animal on any one of the three days of Eid al-Adha. A third of the meat is kept, a third is shared with family members, and a third is given away to needy people.
Eid al-Adha is a time of sacrifice for Muslims. It is the day after Arafah (9th of Dhul-Hijjah on the Islamic calendar). It begins on the 10th of the month and lasts for three days. This is the second main annual festival in Islam (the other being: Eidul Fitr).
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