What is Eid ul-Adha?
Eid ul-Adha is the second of the two Islamic Holidays and is held on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah.
The name Eid ul-Adha means a Celebration of the Sacrifice. Muslims all over the world participate by sacrificing an animal for the sake of Allah (SWT) and distributing parts of its meat to those in need. The sacrificing is a means of honouring the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God's command.
On the day of Eid, Muslims often come out to the special Eid congregation at the masjid in new clothes, greeting each other, and giving gifts. Special dua and adhkar (words of dhikr) can be heard throughout the day.
It is common to hear Muslims say Eid Mubarak to their family, friends, and fellow Muslims. It refers to "May you have a blessed Eid."
Unlike Eid al Fitr which is one day, Eid al Adha includes 3 more days after the first day of celebration.