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Eid al-Adha is one of the main religious holidays of Muslims. The holiday occurs after the culmination of the annual Hajj. In the lunar Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah (twelfth and final month) and lasts for four days. Eid al-Adha translated as "Feast of the Sacrifice". The sacrifice could be a sheep, a camel or a cow. But in Moscow, this ceremony has not been held massively for several years.
Due to the constant flow of migrant workers from Central Asia Eid al-Adha becoming more and more massive holiday in Moscow. In 2012, about 50 thousand Muslims were present at the streets near the Cathedral mosque - the main Muslim temple in Moscow.