Eid-Ul-Adha also known as the day of sacrifice or the feast of sacrifice or commonly Bakr-Eid, the celebrations start after the Hajji. The first day of Eid-Ul–Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of Duhl-Hijja, that is the last month of the Islamic year. The festival is celebrated to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God. However, God provided a ram in place once Ibrahim demonstrated his willingness to follow God's commands.
Muslims wear their nicest clothing and attend 'Salatul-Eid' the Eid Prayer in the morning. This is followed by a short sermon, after which everyone socializes. Next, people visit each other's homes and partake in festive meals with special dishes, beverages, and desserts. Children receive gifts and sweets on this happy occasion. In addition, like the pilgrims in Makkah, the Muslims, who can afford to do so, offer domestic animals, usually sheep, as a symbol of Ibrahim's sacrifice. The meat is distributed for consumption to family, friends, and to the poor and needy. Prayers are offered in mosques and Idgahs and elaborate festivities are held. In addition, Eid-Ul-Adha is a time when Muslims pray for forgiveness from God and strength of faith. They, in turn, forgive others, releasing any feelings of enmity or ill feeling towards others.
Eid ul-Adha is also known as 'Hari Raya Haji' in Singapore, Malaysia and Tabaski in West Africa and in some parts of southeast Asia Eid-ul-Adha is known by the name 'Hari Raya Aidiladha'. Indians know Eid-ul-Adha as Id al-Adha and in Bangladesh it is known as 'Eid-ul-Azha' or 'Id al-Aha'. But whatever the name, the celebratory spirit of Eid-ul-Adha runs high among Muslims all over the world, irrespective of geographical limitations.
Muslims believe that Allah told Abraham to lift up the foundation of Kaaba that was a holy place in Mecca. God also asked Abraham in dreams to sacrifice his son. Abraham along with his son started moving towards Mina for the sacrifice. Some of the demons tried distract Abraham away from his way but Abraham was true to God. As he just set to kill his son, God stopped him and gave him a sheep to sacrifice instead of sacrificing his son.