id al adha

ʾId 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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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