Tehran (IP) - Iranian Muslims across the country celebrate Eid al-Adha on Wednesday, one of the most significant rituals in Islam.

Iran PressIran news: Iran is celebrating Eid al-Adha on July 21 this year. The occasion is a four- or five-day public holiday in most Islamic countries.

In Iran, the celebration begins with Muslims attending Eid al-Adha prayers at local mosques and on unroofed grounds according to the health protocols observing coronavirus containment.

Many Muslim counties worldwide celebrated Eid on Tuesday because, like other Islamic celebrations, Eid al-Adha is determined by a lunar calendar.

Eid al-Adha or ‘Feast of the Sacrifice,’ based on Muslim belief, is a commemoration for Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, according to God's order.

The satan tried to discourage Prophet Ibrahim by saying he should disobey God and let his son go. As Ibrahim was about to kill his son, God gave Prophet Abraham a sheep instead of slaughtering.

The Christian Old Testament (Genesis 22) and Jewish Torah versions of the story say that Prophet Abraham was asked to kill Isaac, another of his sons.

The Eid coincides with the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the Month of the Pilgrimage, exactly when the closest new moon is seen.

This year’s occasion is different as the coronavirus pandemic has been sweeping across the world countries and making it almost impossible for people to observe all Eid rituals.

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