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A Muslim holiday

by Kaan C.

The Aïd-el Adha

Date of Aïd : Aïd takes place on the 10th month Dhou-I-Hijja, 12th lunar month in the Muslim calendar, which is also the month of the pilgrimage to the Mecca.

Principally, Aïd-el-Adha (or Aïd-al-Kebir”the big holiday”) is the memory of Abraham’s sacrifice (Ibrahim). God asked him to sacrifice his unique son, and he was ready to make it, to show his submission to God (“Muslim” means “subjected”).
But God stopped him before and made him sacrifice a sheep instead. Hence the name “Fête du Mouton”.