'Id al-Adha

'Id al-Adha
/id" al ahd hah"/
a major festival of Islam, beginning on the tenth day of the last month of the calendar and lasting for four days, usually characterized by the sacrificing of a sheep, whose flesh is divided among relatives and friends in memory of the ransom of Ishmael with a ram. Also called Great Festival.

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