The roots of this tradition lie in the fact that a goat or a sheep was very important in the life of humans in the olden days for rearing and other purposes.
People of all ages wear new clothes and exchange gifts on this day.
In 2005, Deepavali and Hari Raya Puasa fell on 1 and 3 November respectively.
The following year, Deepavali fell on 21 October and Hari Raya Puasa on 24 October.
After much deliberation and many hindrances out forward by Satan, Abraham decided to sacrifice his son by placing him under the knife.
However, just before he was about to sacrifice his son, God appeared, happy with Abraham's intentions.
Thus, Ishamel was saved from sacrifice and instead, a ram was sacrificed in his place.
This festival is a major festival for Muslims around the world.
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Hari Raya Haji is celebrated on the 10th day of the last month of the Islamic Calendar.