is the last of the two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. Also called Tabaski,
it honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God's command.. Before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, however, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal is sacrificed ritually. One third of its meat is consumed by the family offering the sacrifice, while the rest is distributed to the poor and needy. Sweets and gifts are given, and extended family are typically visited and welcomed.