New Delhi, Oct 24: Eid al-Adha, also known as the 'Festival of Sacrifice', commemorates Abraham's (Ibrahim's) willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma'il) to God, before the God intervenes and gives him a ram to sacrifice.
Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat.
The date is approximately 70 days (2 Months & 10 days) after the end of the month of Ramadan, i.e. Eid-ul-Fitr. Ritual observance of the holiday lasts until sunset of the 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.
In the India, the festival is known as Bakr-Id because of the tradition of sacrificing the goats.