Photos: Muslims across the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, the 'Festival of Sacrifice' amid pandemic

Muslims across the world are observing the annual festival of Eid al-Adha or Eid-ul-Adha, the 'Festival of Sacrifice,' on Tuesday

Updated on Jul 20, 2021 02:21 PM IST 13 Photos

The festival, also known as Greater Eid or Eid Qurban or Qurban Bayarami, is celebrated on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Zul Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic or lunar calendar. It marks the end of the annual pilgrimage or Hajj to the Saudi holy city of Mecca and is celebrated in remembrance of Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to God.(AFP)

Muslims offer prayers outside the iconic Haghia Sophia mosque in the historic Sultan Ahmed district of Istanbul on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mucahid Yapici)

People offer prayers outside Haghia Sophia mosque, Istanbul on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, one of the most important festivals observed by the Muslim community all around the world.(AP Photo/Mucahid Yapici)


In this photo released by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad, centre, prays on the first day of the Eid al-Adha, at Khalid Ibn al-Walid Mosque, in Homs province, Syria on Tuesday. (Syrian Presidency via Facebook via AP)

Young and old offer prayers outside Haghia Sophia on Tuesday. On this day, people make delicious meals and spend time with their friends, family and relatives.(AP Photo/Mucahid Yapici)