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Eid al-Adha
"Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is a Muslim Holiday celebrated by Muslims (including the Druze) worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God.

Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from the Quran. Like Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a short prayer followed by a sermon.

Eid al-Adha annually falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja of the lunar Islamic calendar. The festivities last for three days or more depending on the country. Eid al-Adha occurs the day after the pilgrims conducting 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.

The Arabic term "Festival of Sacrifice", was borrowed as a unit into Indic languages such as Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati and Bengali and Austronesian languages such as Malay and Indonesian.

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Like Ramadan, this is a very important festival to the Muslim world.
Since it changes according to the lunar calendar, we could call it a

"Kigo that changes with the lunar calendar".

It is not a kigo for "all seasons", since it only happens
during one season in one year, not in all seasons of one year.

Worldwide use


lorries crammed with sheep
yet they are baaing ...

Heike Gewi, Yemen


Things found on the way


The Festival of Sacrifice in remembrance of Prophet Abrahim,s in God Faith is an holiday in Guyana and celebrated each by year by Muslims.

bread for breakfast
with butter,cheese and milk
Abrahim's Faith

© kenneth daniels (GY)
celebrated November 28,2009
Kigo Hotline, November 2009

Related words


Idd ul Fitr (Ramadan ends) Kenya. Eid Al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr



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