Eid Al Adha, which translates to "feast of the sacrifice," comes at the end of Hajj, an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which is incumbent on Muslims who have the means to do so at least once in their lifetime. The holiday takes place on the 10th day of the final month in the Islamic Lunar calendar. Eid Al Adha follows the story of Prophet Ibrahim, who was asked to sacrifice his son as a test of faith. As narrated in the Quran, the story describes how just as Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son, Ismail, God intervened, and a ram was taken in his place. Muslims re-enact the sacrifice, by offering an animal and distributing its meat to family, friends, and the poor.
Similar to Eid Al Fitr, morning prayers start the festivities, with families and friends gathering to celebrate over a large feast and exchanging gifts, with children receiving "Eidiyah," a small sum of cash. Many people also attend the various festivities that take place throughout Qatar at this time, with interactive shows, events and activities in malls and outdoor spaces such as Katara and Aspire Park.