Eid ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is an important Muslim festival celebrated throughout North Africa and in Muslim communities elsewhere on the continent. During the celebration, Muslims remember Ibrahim’s (Abraham) trials, who was asked by Allah to sacrfice his only son. To commemorate this show of faith by Ibrahim, Muslims themselves slaughter an animal, usually a sheep or goat. The meat from the sacrifice of Eid al-Adha is mostly given away to others. Eid ul-Adha is celebrated 70 days after the end of Ramadam and the day after the completion of the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).