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February 25, 2008 RENU

  1. Celebrated as a commemoration of Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael for Allah.
  2. It is one of two Eid festivals that Muslims celebrate.
  3. In India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan it is also called Eid ul-Azha, goat is the animal most likely to be sacrificed in those countries.
  4. It is 4 days long and starts on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja of the lunar Islamic calendar. This is the day after the pilgrims in Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat. It happens to be approximately 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan.
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