Muslims pray outside the newly restored Moscow Cathedral Mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Adha, which Muslims in Russia call Kurban-Bairam. (Source: AP)
Muslims pray outside the newly restored Moscow Cathedral Mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Adha, which Muslims in Russia call Kurban-Bairam. (Source: AP)
A child holds a toy standing in the women's section before Eid al-Adha prayers, held in a sports hall in Bucharest, Romania. (Source: AP)
A child holds a toy standing in the women's section before Eid al-Adha prayers, held in a sports hall in Bucharest, Romania. (Source: AP)
A Muslim boy offers Eid al-Adha prayers at the sport center in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (Source: AP)
A Muslim boy offers Eid al-Adha prayers at the sport center in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (Source: AP)
Kosovar children wearing traditional Albanian outfits attend Eid al-Adha prayers outside Sultan Mehmet Fatih mosque in Pristina, Kosovo, on Friday, September 1, 2017 (Source: AP)
Kosovar children wearing traditional Albanian outfits attend Eid al-Adha prayers outside Sultan Mehmet Fatih mosque in Pristina, Kosovo, on Friday, September 1, 2017 (Source: AP)
Muslims pray to mark the first day of Eid al-Adha at the main square in Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, on Friday, September 1, 2017 (Source: AP)
Muslims pray to mark the first day of Eid al-Adha at the main square in Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, on Friday, September 1, 2017 (Source: AP)
Muslims sit on top of trains as they travel to their hometowns for Eid al-Adha in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday, September 1, 2017 (Source: AP)
Muslims sit on top of trains as they travel to their hometowns for Eid al-Adha in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday, September 1, 2017 (Source: AP)
Iraqi Sunni Muslims attend prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha at the 17th Ramadan mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, on September 1, 2017 (Source: AP)
Iraqi Sunni Muslims attend prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha at the 17th Ramadan mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, on September 1, 2017 (Source: AP)
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Muslims pray outside the newly restored Moscow Cathedral Mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Adha, which Muslims in Russia call Kurban-Bairam. (Source: AP)
A child holds a toy standing in the women's section before Eid al-Adha prayers, held in a sports hall in Bucharest, Romania. (Source: AP)
A Muslim boy offers Eid al-Adha prayers at the sport center in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (Source: AP)
Kosovar children wearing traditional Albanian outfits attend Eid al-Adha prayers outside Sultan Mehmet Fatih mosque in Pristina, Kosovo, on Friday, September 1, 2017 (Source: AP)
Muslims pray to mark the first day of Eid al-Adha at the main square in Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, on Friday, September 1, 2017 (Source: AP)
Muslims sit on top of trains as they travel to their hometowns for Eid al-Adha in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday, September 1, 2017 (Source: AP)
Iraqi Sunni Muslims attend prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha at the 17th Ramadan mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, on September 1, 2017 (Source: AP)

Eid Al-Adha 2017 Across The Globe

Team Republic |

Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice,  by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. Muslims believe Ibrahim's faith was tested when God commanded him to sacrifice his only son Ismail. Ibrahim was prepared to submit to the command, but then God stayed his hand, sparing his son. 

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