?Id Al-Adha

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Muslim celebration, called the "Feast of the Sacrifice," which marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Called also ʿId al-Kebir ("Large Feast") in the Maghrib, or Kurban Baïram ("Great Festival") in Turkey, this holiday occurs on the tenth of the month of Dhu al-Hijja. This ceremony commemorates the action of Ibrahim (Abraham), who, obeying the injunctions of God, was ready to sacrifice his son, Ishmael (Isaac), to him.

SEE ALSO Abraham;Ishmael.