Across the world, thousands of Muslims will be coming together to celebrate Eid al-Adha.

The religious occasion takes place following the completion of the Haji pilgrimage. 

The pilgrimage is an obligation for all Muslims that fit the criteria to complete and is also part of the five pillars of Islam. 

Eid-al-Adha is celebrated on the 10th day in the final and 12th month of the Islamic Lunar calendar (Dhu-al-Hijjah) according to Muslim Aid

What is Eid-al-Adha?

Eid-al-Adha commemorates the day of Prophet Ibrahim's devotion to Allah and his readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail. 

According to Muslim Aid, at the point of sacrifice Allah "replaced Ismail with a ram, which was to be slaughtered in place of his son."

Reading Chronicle: Eid-al-Adha is an annual occasion. Eid-al-Adha is an annual occasion. (Image: Canva)

Allah's command was a test for "Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness and commitment to obey his Lord’s command."

Seeing Eid-al-Adha means the festival of sacrifice. 

When is Eid-al-Adha 2023?

In 2023 Eid-al-Adha is taking place from Wednesday, June 28 and is celebrated for three or four days ending on Saturday, July 1 or Sunday, July 2. 

Following Eid prayers, the act of sacrifice (Qurbani) takes place during congregation at a mosque. 

How to wish Happy Eid?

As a way to celebrate the occasion, it is typical for Eid Mubarak to be said, which translates to "Blessed feast/festival". 

It is most commonly used as a greeting during festivals and is exchanged as part of a cultural tradition rather than a religious obligation.