LAHORE Eidul Azha, also known as 'Festival of Sacrifice or 'Greater Eid will be celebrated today across the country with religious zeal and fervour amid tight security, though Afghan refugees and tribesmen, following Saudi Arabia, celebrated the festival in some parts of Fata and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday. Eidul Azha is an important religious day celebrated by Muslims across the world to commemorate the willingness of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice his son Hazrat Ismail (AS) as an act of obedience to Allah Almighty, before He (Allah) intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead. Muslims, who can afford, sacrifice animals and the meat is divided into three parts. The family retains one-third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbours and the rest is distributed among the poor and needy. Eidul Azha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the last month of Zilhajj of the lunar Islamic calendar. Hundreds of thousands of believers will go to Masajids and Eidgahs to offer Eid prayers at over 600 places in different parts of the provincial metropolis. The biggest Eid congregation in the city will be held at the historic Badshahi Masjid where the Punjab Governor Muhammad Latif Khosa will also offer the prayer. Big Eid congregations will also be held at Data Darbar, Masjid Shuhada, Masjid Wazir Khan, Minhajul Quran and Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lawrence Road. Eid prayers will also be offered at Karbala Gamey Shah and Islampura Masjid. Capital City Police Officer Malik Ahmad Raza Tahir has said that city police had tightened security to avoid any untoward incident on the occasion. Special prayers will be offered for the liberation of all occupied Muslim territories including Held Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine and durable peace in the region. Ulema and Khateebs from different schools of thought will deliver special sermons and lectures to highlight the significance of the day and call upon Muslims to follow the teachings of Islam. Apart from state-owned PTV, all private television news channels and radio channels will air special transmission on this occasion while newspapers will also take out special editions to highlight the distinctive features of the sacred day. Staff Reporter from Peshawar adds: Like in the past, the Afghan refugees and tribal people on Sunday celebrated Eidul Azha with religious zeal and fervour in different parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and adjacent tribal areas. The Afghans, living in makeshift camps in Peshawar, Nowshera and other urban centres in the province and in some parts of tribal areas, offered Eid prayers and slaughtered animals to commemorate the grand rituals of the Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and realise a religious obligation. The Afghan nationals living in the Peshawar Board area, Hayatabad Township, Katcha Garhi camp, Shamshatu refugee camp, Jalozai makeshift camp, Khatako Pul and other areas in the limits of Peshawar district held congregations and offered Eidul Azha prayers. Elaborate security arrangements had been made for the day in the provincial capital, particularly in the cantonment area. Almost all the roads in the cantonment and other parts of the city had been closed to avoid any untoward incident. The tribal people living in different tribal agencies including Khyber, Mohmand, Kurram and both in North and South Waziristan agencies and Afghanis living in the settled districts like Hangu, Kohat and Bannu have offered Eid prayer in Eidgahs and big mosques and sacrificed animals after the Eid prayers following the Sunnat-e-Ibrahimi. Traditionally, Afghan nationals celebrate almost all religious festivals, including Eidul Fitr and Eidul Azha, and Ramazan along with Saudi Arabia. In Afghanistan also Eidul Azha was celebrated on Sunday. After offering Eid prayers in open places, the faithful hugged each other and exchanged greetings. Later, they sacrificed animals.