Eid al-Adha 2021 will begin in the evening of Monday, July 19 and ends Friday evening, July 23 depending on the lunar sightings.
Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, Eid-al-Adha is celebrated on the third day of Hajj and lasts for three days. Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, in which Muslims are required to make at least once in their lives.
According to the Holy Quran, because Ibrahim was allowed to sacrifice a ram instead of his son, Eid al-Adha is traditionally celebrated on its first day, by those with means to do so, with the symbolic sacrifice of a lamb, goat, cow, camel or other animal that is then divided into threes to be shared equally among family, friends and the needy. It is also a time for prayer, gift giving and wishing one another well.
Eid al-Adha is the second major Muslim festival after Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.
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