Eid Mubarak. How are you celebrating?

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Eid Mubarak, may the happiness and blessings of Eid be with you today and throughout the rest of the year.

Eid Ul Adha commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah, and Muslims around the world commemorate this ultimate act of sacrifice every year during this important festival.

How are you be celebrating Eid Ul Adha? You can tell us on Twitter or on our Facebook page.

Did you know the following facts about this important festival?

  • Eid al-Adha is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, but falls on different dates in places (including the UK) that use the Gregorian calendar. This is because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar and is approximately seven days shorter than the solar, Gregorian calendar. Eid al-Adha (and other Muslim holidays) consequently fall on different Gregorian dates in different parts of the world, because the boundary of crescent visibility is different from the International Date Line
  • The festival marks the end of the Hajj. Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the descent of the Hujjaj, the pilgrims performing the Hajj, from Mount Arafat, a hill east of Mecca

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