Millions of Muslims across China and the world celebrated the Corban Festival on Tuesday, also known as Eid al-Adha or day of sacrifice, when lambs and other animals are slaughtered.

Early on Tuesday morning, Muslims from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and Ningxia Hui autonomous region and other areas wore festive outfits and attended mosques.

Corban Festival features family gatherings with lamb as the main dish.

The local governments of Ningxia and Xinjiang have extended the holiday and exempted vehicles with fewer than seven seats from expressway toll fares to allow Muslims more time to attend religious rituals and visit relatives.

China has more than 20 million Muslims. The religion is popular among people of about 10 ethnic groups including Uygur, Hui and Kazakh.

Key words
穆斯林mù sī lín :Muslim
古尔邦节ɡǔ ěr bānɡ jié :Corban Festival