Mawlid al-Nabiy (Islam) Mawlid al-Nabiy is the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. The festival begins in the evening.
Muharram (Islam) Muharram is the first day of the first month in the Islamic year 1432. Muharram celebrates the Hifra (migration) of Muhammed and his followers in 622CE, from Mecca to Medina, where they established the first Islamic community.
Id al-Adha (Islam) Id al-Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice) is the concluding act of pilgrimage and is observed even when not on pilgirmage. As Abraham offered his son, Ishmael, to God, Muslims offer sheep, goats, and camels. They distribute meat to the poor.
Day of Hajj (Islam) Day of Hajj/Day at Arafat commmemorates the last revelation to the Prophet at Mount Arafat shortly before his death. Muslims on Jajj attend a service on the palins in front of Mount Arafat.