Muslim Primary Education Board wishes all Muslim parents, pupils and teachers Eid Mubarak.
This year Eid ul-Adha will fall on Friday, 1 September 2017.
Eid ul-Adha ('festival of Sacrifice'), also known as the Greater Eid, is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar (the other being Eid ul-Fitr). It occurs about two months after the Eid ul-Fitr during the month of Zil-Hajj. Eid ul-Adha celebrates the occasion when Allah appeared to the prophet Ibrahim in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his only son Isma'il as an act of obedience to God. The devil tempted Ibrahim (Abraham) by saying he should disobey Allah and spare his son. As Ibrahim was about to kill his son, Allah stopped him and gave him a lamb to sacrifice instead.
Eid ul Adha also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage (the fifth pillar of Islam)
To find out more about Eid ul-Adha, visit our page on Important Islamic Dates.