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This Muslim festival of sacrifice, Eid-ul-Zuha (Arabic) or Bakr-Eid in India is celebrated all over the country. On this day, Muslims sacrifice a goat or bakr (Urdu) to commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim, who willingly agreed to kill his son at the behest of God. This festival coincides with the Haj pilgrimage in Mecca. Prayers are offered in the mosques and the sacrificial meat is then distributed after the Eid prayers. Special delicacies are prepared and served among family and friends on the occasion.