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Eid Mubarak: Sacrifice, sweets, selfies and more

September 25, 2015 17:19 IST

Eid al-Adha, popularly known as Bakri Eid, was celebrated in India and some parts of the world on Friday.  It’s the second big festival for Muslims, coming two months after Eid-ul-Fitr, which is celebrated to break the fast at the end of the holy month of Ramzan.

Bakri Eid commemorates the readiness of Abraham to sacrifice his son to honour his God’s command. Muslims generally sacrifice a goat, exchange greetings and offer prayers. Here’s the Eid photo album. 

A boy offers a special prayer at a shrine on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Devotees are silhouetted against the rising sun as they stand at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque after offering Eid al-Adha prayers in New Delhi. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

A woman performs her prayers at a mass prayer for Eid at the Badshahi mosque in Lahore. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters  

A celebration is incomplete without a selfie. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters

A girl gets her hand decorated with henna in Srinagar. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters

Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, by slaughtering goats, sheep, cows and camels. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

It is time for namaaz in Ahmedabad. Photograph: Reuters

A boy plays with a new toy as refugees celebrates Eid with Austrian villagers in the hall of Schloss Koenigshof, an ancient Habsburg castle in Bruckneudorf, Austria. An ancient castle in an Austrian village somewhere between Vienna and Hungary might not be your typical spot for Islamic celebrations. But on Thursday, Austrians in the village of Bruckneudorf came together with the Syrian and Iraqi refugees living among them to celebrate the Islamic holiday. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Muslims gather for a celebartion in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad attends prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha at al-Adel mosque in Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Reuters

Girls are seen after Eid prayers outside the Masjid At-Taqwa mosque in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Reuters