Muslims across the world celebrate Qurban Bayram

People perform Eid prayers at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Christopher Pike  The National

They traditionally slaughter sheep for the three-day festival, a tribute to the Prophet Ibrahim's sacrifice of a lamb after God spared Ishmael, his son.

Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual pilgrimage of Hajj and is considered to be one of the holiest festivals in Islam.

Although it changes with the lunar calendar each year, it was celebrated mid-June this year.

Kyrgyz men walk past goat at the outdoors livestock market in Bishkek on August 20, 2018 on the eve of the Eid-ul-Azha festival, the Muslim feast of sacrifice, known locally as Kurban Bayram.

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Eid al-Adha will commence on the evening of Tuesday, August 21 and will last until Saturday, August 25.

The Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the first of Eid Al Adha as August 21 after the Zul Hijjah moon was sighted on Saturday evening.

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The final days of hajj coincide with the Qurban Bayram holiday, or "Feast of Sacrifice", to commemorate Ibrahim's test of faith.

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The meat is divided into three parts - one part is shared with friends, family and neighbours, the second is for the poor, and the third is for yourself and your immediate family. It is believed that their sins are washed away once they complete the journey and they are then referred to as Hajjis. It is celebrated with much more fanfare, as families come together to break their fast with a huge feast.

"Over the coming days, women, men and families of Alberta's Muslim community will attend morning prayers, enjoy celebratory meals and festive gatherings and practise charitable giving to those in need", the premier said.

What does Eid Mubarak mean? .

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