It is one of the two most important muslim celebrations.
Eid al-Adha is celebrated on the last month of the Islamic calendar.
The holiday begins on the 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja and it lasts three days.
People sacrifice a lamb (or other animal) and give the meat to friends, family and the poor. The sacrifice symbolizes obedience to Allah and the distribution of food represents generosity.
In 2007, Eid al-Adha begins on the 19th of December