Eid al Adha
Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice): Approx start dates: November 17, 2010. November 7, 2011
Literally meaning 'the feast of the sacrifice', Eid al Adha comprises of the three days following the conclusion of Haj.
The centrepiece of the feast is the slaughter of a sheep or a goat. Usually, the majority of the meat is distributed among the poor with the family keeping a small piece for themselves.