- Observed by Muslims on the 10th of Zulhijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar, Hari Raya Haji marks the conclusion of the pilgrimage in Mecca. Sacrifices of cattle or goats are made to commemorate the prophet Abraham's test of faith by God when he was asked to sacrifice his son, Ismail. The meat from the sacrifices is given to the poor, friends and a portion for oneself. Special prayers and sermons are held at mosques. Most Muslims return to their hometown for the celebration.
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