Id al-Adha


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'Id al-Ad•ha

(ˈɪd æl ɑdˈhɑ)
n.
a major Islamic festival coming 70 days after Ramadan, usu. marked by the sacrifice of a sheep.
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Noun1.Id al-Adha - the 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja; all Muslims attend a service in the mosques and those who are not pilgrims perform a ritual slaughter of a sheep (commemorating God's ransom of Abraham's son from sacrifice) and give at least a third of the meat to charity
feast day, fete day - a day designated for feasting
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Eid'l Adha is Hari Raya Haji in Singapore and Malaysia, Tabaski in West Africa, Hari Raya Aidiladha in Southeast Asia, Id al-adha among Indians, and Eid-ul Azha in Bangladesh.
It occurred north of Kirkuk in a huge restaurant packed with as many as 3,000 people to celebrate the end of the religious holiday Id al-Adha.
The statement also warned that ''a major new operation'' will be carried out between next week (following the end of Ramadan) and mid-February at the time of the Feast of Sacrifice, Id al-Adha.