Pres. Rouhani felicitates Muslim leaders on Eid al-Adha

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Saudi Arabia, the destination for all pilgrims, is already amidst of a 16-day public holiday which began August 24 and will continue until September 9. Bakrid 2017 begins in India on the evening of September 1 and ends on the evening of September 2.

In the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha occurs on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and is also the third day of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.

However, as Ibrahim slashed the throat of his son, he found that an angel had replaced Ishmael with a goat.

During Eid al-Adha every noble Muslim must sacrifice an animal, as a gift meat to the poor and indigent.

Eid al-Adha is one of the two main holidays in Islam (the other being Eid al-Fitr, which commemorates the end of Ramadan).

Apart from Eid al-Adha, Muslims are also observing the Hajj this week. People may prefer camel also for carrying out the ritual.

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The bullocks, sheep and rams have been transported into the market 15 days ago from the nearby farms and 70 percent of them have been sold so far.

They holy meat is partitioned into three equal parts as one for household goal, other for relatives and friends and last for poor and weak.

Celebrations of Eid al-Adha vary around the world.

Id-ul-Zuha is a festival that is celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety in India and the world.

In his message for the Muslim holiday Eid'l Adha, the President stressed that the Filipino people must be united to achieve "genuine and lasting" peace, especially amid the affliction and strife in Mindanao.