This celebration takes place on the tenth of the 12th Muslim month (Dhul Hijja) and marks the end of the pilgrimage or Hajj.

It is the “Feast of Sacrifice” which is also known as Baqra-Eid (the “Cow Festival”) because its most important feature is the sacrifice of an animal (cow, goat, sheep, or other appropriate beast) in commemoration of the ram sacrificed by Abraham in place of his son. The sacrificial animal should be healthy and free of defects and be more than one year old.