EID UL ADHA

1ST AUGUST

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Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎, romanizedʿīd al-ʾaḍḥālit. 'Feast of the Sacrifice', IPA: [ʕiːd alˈʔadˤħaː]) or Eid Qurban (Persian: عيد قربان‎), Qurban Bayrami (AzerbaijaniQurban Bayramı), Tafaska tameqrant (Berber languages: Amazigh), also called the "Festival of the Sacrifice", is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command. But, before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal, usually a sheep, is sacrificed ritually and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives.