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Festivals and Commemorative Days
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Periodic celebrations held either to honor the memory of particular individuals or to remember or mark events important in sacred history. The Qurʾān does not use the word holiday ( ʿīd), but this word has come to be employed for two feast days: the breaking of the fast of Ramaḍān ( ʿīd al-fiṭr), and the “great ʿīd,” the feast of sacrifice ( ʿīd al-aḍḥā) at the end of the rites of the pi…

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Hoffman, Valerie J., “Festivals and Commemorative Days”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00066>

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