A busy cattle market in Dhaka city, on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha, the annual Muslim festival that commemorates the ultimate act of sacrifice by prophet Ibrahim. Eid al-Adha called the ""Sacrifice Feast"", is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God's command. Before Abraham sacrificed his son, God provided a male goat to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: one third of the share is given to the poor and needy; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is retained by the family.