Eid ul Adha is “the festival of sacrifice”
This is a four-day public holiday in Muslim countries. The festival remembers the prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac, at God’s command. Thus, the story builds on narratives common to all three, monotheistic faiths. It originates in the Hewbrew Bible, Genesis 22:1-24, a story often referred to as “the binding of Isaac,” as Isaac was not, in fact, sacrificed. Eid ul Adha begins on November 17 in 2010.