The festival of Eid al-Adha, or Bakr-Eid, marks the end of the holy month of Hajj for Muslims. While it was celebrated on Monday, September 12, in the Western Hemisphere – dates are decided by the lunar calendar and the sighting of the moon – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries in Asia celebrated Bakr-Eid on Tuesday.
Eid al-Adha literally translates to "festival of the sacrifice". Here's how the festival was celebrated in various countries:
Muslims gather at Jama Masjid in New Delhi. (Photo: Reuters) A boy looks on as Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Feroz Shah Kotla Fort in Delhi. (Photo: Reuters) A girl offers Eid al-Adha prayers on a street outside a railway station in Mumbai. (Photo: Reuters) Women offer prayers at the Qutub-e-Alam shrine on the eve of Eid al-Adha on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. (Photo: IANS) A Muslim girl attends Eid al-Adha prayers in Kolkata. (Photo: Reuters) A man counts money after selling a goat at a livestock market on the eve of Eid al-Adha in Chandigarh. (Photo: Reuters) A man sells traditional Eid delicacies in New Delhi. (Photo: IANS) Muslims pray during the Eid al-Adha festival at the mosque inside the Taj Mahal in Agra. (Photo: IANS) People pray in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo: IANS) Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Bakr-Eid in Jaipur, Rajasthan. (Photo: IANS) A boy looks on as Nepalese Muslims attend the mass prayer during the Eid al-Adha celebrations at the Kashmiri Takiya Jame mosque in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Photo: Reuters) Bangladeshi Muslims attend Eid al-Adha prayers at Baitul Mukarrom National Mosque in Dhaka. (Photo: AFP) A child watches adults pray in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (Photo: Reuters) Afghans leave after morning prayers to celebrate the first day of Eid al-Adha in Kabul. (Photo: IANS)
Sri Lankans offer prayers at Galle Face esplanade in Colombo. (Photo: IANS)