Bakrid 2018: Eid Al-Adha Celebration In India, Date, Food And Importance Of Festival

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Bakrid 2018: Eid Al-Adha Celebration In India, Date, Food And Importance Of Festival
Bakrid 2018: Eid Al-Adha Celebration In India, Date, Food And Importance Of Festival

Bakrid 2018 will be celebrated on August 23 in India this year. Eid-al-Adha is known as the “festival of sacrifice” and is also the second of the two Muslim annual holidays celebrated worldwide.

Eid Al-Adha Celebration In India
Eid Al-Adha Celebration In India

Bakrid 2018 or Bakra Eid 2018, will be celebrated in India on August 23 2018, as per a government circular of India. Bakri Eid is a festival which is celebrated by the followers of Islam all over the world and is massively known as Eid al-Adha which literally translates to “Feast of the Sacrifice”. Also, Eid al-Adha is known as the “festival of sacrifice” and is also the second of the two Muslim annual holidays celebrated worldwide.

Muslims honours Bakrid in order to mark the Prophet Ibrahim‘s willingness to sacrifice his own son as an act of obedience and devotion towards the God. All the Muslims residing worldwide celebrate the festival by sacrificing a male goat as a symbol of the same sacrifice that Ibrahim had gone through.

As per the Gregorian calendar, the festival falls in the months of August or September, but talking about the Islamic lunar calendar, Bakrid is celebrated during the month of twelfth or the final month of Dhu al-Hijjah. Bakrid falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.

Bakrid 2018 Celebration in India

Bakrid 2018 Celebration in India
Bakrid 2018 Celebration in India

Jama Masjid in Delhi has recently announced that Bakrid 2018 will be celebrated on August 23rd 2018, instead of August 22nd 2018. On the declaration of the holy festival, all the government administrative offices will be closed on August 23, 2018, as per the circular released by the Department of Personnel and Training earlier this month.

Bakrid 2018 Significance

Bakrid is known as one of the most astonishing festivals for Islamic followers as it marks the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham. The Prophet was challenged by the God to prove his faith in Him and to do that, the Prophet had to sacrifice something that he held very dear to him. The Prophet’s devoted faith in God had prompted him to offer his 13-year-old son, Ismail, for sacrifice.

Proceeded by this willingness of the Prophet in order to prove his loyalty to Him, God had conciliated by sending an angel Jibra’il or Gabriel to place a goat in the place of Ibrahim’s son. From that day onwards, followers of Islam celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing male goats, which are typically divided into three separate sections. These three sections are meant for separate purposes such as

One part goes to the poor and the needy,

The other part goes to the friends and relatives

And the third part is reserved by a family for its own members.

Bakrid Celebration and Feast

Bakrid Celebration and Feast
Bakrid Celebration and Feast

The celebrations of Eid al-Adha or Bakrid usually last for three days. Muslims sacrifice a male goat on the final day and feast on it to celebrate Prophet Ibrahim’s supreme sacrifice and God’s compassion towards him. The festival is celebrated with a lot of passion among Muslims all over the world.

Although, the traditions may slightly vary from country to country and majorly depends on their own local customs. However, the celebrations include visits to mosques and offering of prayers for peace and prosperity, as well as a special feast that majorly includes mutton preparations.

Some of the most delicious Bakrid feast dishes include the delicious mutton biryani, mutton korma, mutton keema, bhuni kaleji, as well as the range of mouth-watering desserts such as sheer khurma and kheer.

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