3 Eid al- adhaEid-Al-Adha is one of the major holidays of Islam. According to Muslim tradition, it celebrates the sacrifice that Abraham was willing to make of his own son Ishmael when he was commanded to show his commitment to Allah.
4 Eid-al-Adha Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Eid Al-Adha takes place on the 10th and last day of the Hajj, the celebration of holy pilgrimage to Mecca, in the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
5 Often times, fried liver is served for breakfast, while the rest of the animal constitutes meals for lunch and dinner. Cooking techniques and recipes vary from one country to another. In the Arab world, one of the basic ways to cook mutton is to braise it with plenty of garlic, cumin and onion over a slow fire.
6 During Eid al-Adha, men, women and children dress in their finest attire, and those who can afford to sacrifice an entire halal animal.
7 Often a sheep or a cow, and in some regions a camel — and donate the meat to neighbors and those who are less fortunate. The meat from the sacrificed animal is divided into three parts.