Many Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Adha, which commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son to God. This festival also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
Many Muslims make a special effort to wear new clothes or their nicest outfits, attend a prayer service at a mosque and to listen to a sermon. They also personally greet or send paper Eid cards to family members, friends. Muslim’s today sacrifice a sheep or a goat, the meat of which is shared among friends, family, and the poor, with each receiving a third.
Unlike Eid Al-Fitr, the festivities for the Greater Eid last for one day and Muslims usually start off the celebrations by reciting the Takbir at dawn before conducting the communal prayer Salat al-Eid.