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Eid al-Adha is also known as the Greater Festival and translates as Festival of Sacrifice. Eid al-Adha is held around the 10th to the 13th of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah and commemorates Ibrahim's sacrifice of his son to God. Thursday June 29th is day number 180 of the 2023 calendar year with 9 months, 21 days until Eid al-Adha. It is the holiest of the Muslim holy days and a reminder to Muslims around the world to trust in Allah. The day marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage and commemorates the prophet Ibrahim, his wife and his son, Ishmael's trust in Allah. The prophet Ibrahim is believed to have been ordered to sacrifice his wife and son as is written in the Quran. But Hajar and Ismael are believed to have been miraculously saved from death. Eid al-Adha observes and celebrates these accounts with special prayer services, exchange of gifts, feasts and parties. Many Muslims abstain from work on this day.
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June 29th, 2023.
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