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Being based on the lunar calendar means the dates of both Eids change each year but Eid al-Adha is always a little over two months after Eid al-Fitr.

SignificanceIt is believed that Prophet Ibrahim, father of prophets was challenged by the god to prove his faith in him.

As two million Muslims wrap up the Hajj pilgrimage, many remember those suffering in conflicts around the world.

Muslims pray to mark the first day of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice" holiday, at the main square in Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip.

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A very similar story of Abraham's sacrifice exists in Christian and Jewish scripture but it tells of God's demand that Abraham sacrifices his son Isaac, not Ismail. According to Quran when Ibrahim offered to sacrifice his son, God intervened by sending his angel Jibra'il (Gabriel), who then put a male sheep in his son's place.

On the occasion of Eid Al Adha, President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed tweeted a video in rememberance of the late Sheikh Zayed, founding father of the UAE. On this day the meat of an animal is divided into three part.

Pilgrims are required to sacrifice animals at the end of the pilgrimage. In preparations for the festival, residents flocked to the markets.

Saudi Arabia, the destination for all pilgrims, is already amidst of a 16-day public holiday which began August 24 and will continue until September 9.

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That is the literal translation but it can be translated as "have a blessed holiday" or simply "Happy Eid".

- Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL)#EidAlAdha mubarak to all those celebrating today. May Allah ease the sufferings of Muslims in #Syria, #Yemen, Iraq, #Burma etc.

Eid al-Adha is one of the holiest celebration in the Islamic calendar, this year it falls on September 1 When is Eid al-Adha?

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