New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Today people across the world are celebrating Eid-al-Adha, also known as Bakra Eid, and the sports fraternity too extended their cordial wishes on the auspicious occasion.

From cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar to footballers like Mesut Ozil, all of them took to Twitter to pour in their Eid wishes.

So here are some reactions:

The holy festival of sacrifice, which falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah as per the Islamic lunar calendar is being celebrated today.

Bakra Eid or Bakrid is marked by sacrificing an animal that is close to them to prove their devotion and love for Allah. Post the sacrifice, devotees distribute the offering to family, friends, neighbours and especially to the poor and the needy.

People buy goats or sheep a day prior for sacrifice, on the day commemorating Ibrahim (Abraham) who was to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Other than prepping the feast, people also visit mosques, offer prayers, exchange gifts, meet and greet their loved ones and together enjoy several delicacies that are prepared on the occasion.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma