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​Eid Al-Adha​ 2019​: History in Islam, Holliday's, Bakra-Eid date & Time

​Eid Al-Adha​ 2019​: History in Islam, Holliday's, Bakra-Eid date & Time, Bakra-Eid is Celebrated on August 12, Monday, 219 This Year. Muslims Across The World Celebrate The Festival by Sacrificing a Male Goat Honouring Ibrahim’s Willingness To Sacrifice.

​Eid Al-Adha​ 2019​: History in Islam, Holliday's, Bakr-Id date & Time
​Eid Al-Adha​ 2019​: History in Islam, Holliday's, Bakr-Id date & Time

The festival of Eid-ul-Adha also known as Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id or Bakra Eid) is celebrated across the globe each year on 10th or 12th in the month of Dhul Hijjah, as per the Islamic calendar. Also known as the ‘festival of sacrifice’, this year it will be celebrated on August 12 in India. The celebration lasts for about 3 days.


It honors Ibrahim, the messenger in Islam who was willing to sacrifice his son as an act of respect towards God’s command. While Ibrahim was ready to make the sacrifice, God stopped the sacrifice and his child was replaced by a lamb thereby saving Ibrahim’s son’s life. The Muslim community across the world celebrates the Bakrid festival by sacrificing a male goat honoring Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice. They start the festival by offering morning prayers in Mosque and follow their prescribed ritual of sacrificing which is later distributed in three proportions: poor’s, relatives and themselves. They visit family and friends to offer wishes, share gifts and rejoice together.

Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the lunar year. The Hajj pilgrimage also takes place at the same time. Celebrating Eid-al Adha by sacrificing animals is very akin to the practice of self -sacrifice which is an act of offering gratitude to Allah. It is believed that during a lifetime, we give up a number of things that are important to us for a bigger purpose and in a similar way the sacrificing the animals is a symbol of willingness to sacrifice to stay true on our path and not be lured by earthly love and affection.

Bakr-Id feast dishes include mutton biryani, mutton korma, mutton keema, bhuna kaleji among others and the desserts include sheer khurma and kheer.

About Bakra- Eid


Muslims around the world believe that Allah commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Ibrahim followed God's orders, but his son was replaced by a sheep at the last moment. Muslims celebrate this occasion as Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha is called Id-ul-Adha in Arabic and Bakr-Id in the Indian subcontinent, because of the tradition of sacrificing a goat or "Bakr-Id" in Urdu. It is a festival that many Muslims celebrate with special prayers, greetings, and gifts.

Eid Al Adha History & Significance

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Muslims celebrate with special prayers, greetings, and gifts

Bakra-Eid is one of the most important festivals for Islamic followers as it marks the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham. As legend has it, the Prophet was challenged by 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 steadfast faith in God had prompted him to offer his 13-year-old son, Ismail, for sacrifice.


Moved by this willingness of the Prophet to prove his devotion to Him, God sent the 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 portions. These three portions are meant for separate purposes - 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.

Eid Al Adha Date:

This year Eid Al Adha or Bakrid will be celebrated on August 12, Monday, 2019.

Eid Al Adha Festive food

Bakra-Eid feast dishes include mutton biryani, mutton korma, mutton keema, and bhuna kaleji. Among the desserts are sheer kurma and kheer.
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