This festival marks the end of the Hajj and commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son when God commanded him to do so.
Senior Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities Baroness Warsi said:
At this special time of deep reflection and celebration to mark the end of the Hajj pilgrimage, I want to send my best wishes to those who are commemorating Eid ul-Adha.
The spirit of unity and togetherness during this festival of sacrifice is ever present as thousands of Muslims complete their pilgrimage.
During this holy time we can all relate to the values of peace, compassion and giving - values that are common to us all, regardless of faith or background and which can serve to unite our communities.
These values can inspire us and are also held closely between all faith groups who make a huge contribution to national life, working hard all year round to bring local people together and make our communities stronger.
As you join in reflection and celebration with your loved ones, let me wish you a happy and peaceful Eid ul-Adha.