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Some also reference it with local language names like Kapistahan ng Pagsasakripisyo in Tagalog. It is also known as Id ul Baqarah in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and in the Middle East, as Eid è Qurbon in Iran, Kurban Bayramı ("the Holiday of Sacrifice") in Turkey, Baqarah Eid in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Trinidad, Eid el-Kebir in Morocco, Tfaska Tamoqqart in the Berber language of Jerba, Iduladha or Qurban in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, Qurbani Eid in Bangladesh, Bakri Idh ("Goat Eid") in parts of Pakistan and India and Tabaski or Tobaski in Senegal and West Africa Eid al-Adha has had other names outside the Muslim world.The name is often simply translated into the local language, such as English Feast of the Sacrifice, German Opferfest, Dutch Offerfeest, Romanian Sărbătoarea Sacrificiului, and Hungarian Áldozati ünnep.
The holiday is marked by prayers, gifts and family meals.It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God's command.Before Abraham sacrificed his son, God provided a male goat to sacrifice instead.The most devout believers celebrate the Feast of the Sacrifice; animals are slaughtered and their meat is shared by family members and also distributed to other relatives, friends and the poor.), also called the "Sacrifice Feast", is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two.Some names refer to the fact that the holiday occurs after the culmination of the annual Hajj.Such names are used in Malaysian and Indonesian (Hari Raya Haji "Hajj celebration day", Lebaran Haji, Lebaran Kaji.When this was not yet an official feast in the Philippines, this was how it was called in Mindanao and other predominantly Muslim areas.When it became a legal holiday in 2009, it became officially known as Eid al-Adha.In the international (Gregorian) calendar, the dates vary from year to year drifting approximately 11 days earlier each year.Eid al-Adha is the latter of the two Eid holidays, the former being Eid al-Fitr.