E is for Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha literally means the “festival of the sacrifice”. Eid al-Adha is one of the two holiest days in Islam and marks the end of Hajj. It also commemorates the story of the Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith, in which he was commanded by God to sacrifice his son. God spared the boy and put a ram in his place. Today Muslims reenact the sacrifice and distribute the meat equally among family, friends, and the poor.