Eid al-Adha, the Festival of the Sacrifice, is celebrated by Muslims to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as proof of obedience to God.
Eid was the one time of year from the age of 6 to 9 when I was able to watch TV, the one time of year when Ninja Turtles was on TV in English. That might actually have been Eid al-Fitrm I don’t really remember… either way, I’m glad I got into reading from an early age. More broadly, it annoys me the extent to which most Judeo-Christians fail to recognize how much Islam has in common with them. The Islamic Caliphate preserved a lot of the wisdom of ancient Greece and Rome, while learning in Christendom was dead. I have always considered the Islamic world to be a part of the west, at least compared to somewhere like China.