When is Eid al-Adha and why is it called the Feast of Sacrifice?

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Muslims around the world are preparing for a second Eid celebration in the final month of the lunar calendar — and it will be bigger and more significant than the first.

Eid al-Adha — known as the Feast of Sacrifice — follows on from Eid al-Fitr, known as the Feast of Breaking the fast, which took place earlier in April at the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting.

While they are slightly different, the essence of any Eid celebration remains the same: worship, sacrifice, and gatherings.

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