Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is a religious festival which is also written as ʿĪd al-Qurbān or al-ʿĪd al-Kabīr-Major Festival. Eid ul Adha is the 2nd of 2 great Islamic festivals, the first festival is Eid ul Fitr which is observed before Eid ul Adha. Eid al-Adha marks the completion of the hajj ritual at Minā, Saudi Arabia, near Mecca, but is observed by Muslims all over the world. As with Eid al-Fitr, it is eminent by the performance of communal ṣalāt at dawn on its first day. It starts on the 10th of Dhū al-Ḥijjah, which is the final month of the Islamic year and goes on for more three days (though the followers of Islam use of a lunar calendar mean that it may occur throughout any season of the year). During this religious festival, people that can afford to slaughter an animal like a sheep, goat, camel, or cow do so and then distribute the meat equally among needy people, relatives, friends and neighbours. Eid al-Adha is also a time to meet with friends and family and for sharing gifts to each other.