Bakr-Id 2019, Why And How Do We Celebrate Bakr-Id

Bakr-Id 2019, Why And How Do We Celebrate Bakr-Id

Bakr-Id 2019, Why And How Do We Celebrate Bakr-Id 

New Delhi: Muslims celebrate the festival, Id-ul-zuha ( Bakr-Id), also known as Eid-al-Adha or Id-ul-Adha. They offer special prayers, greetings and gifts. It is a gazetted holiday. This year it falls on 12 August 2019, Monday. This is the tentative date as the actual date is contingent on the sighting of the moon.

Eid 2019 comprises of two different Eid celebrations, Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha. The first Eid was celebrated two months ago in June and the other second is Eid Al Adha.

 The festival follows the annual pilgrimageof Hajj, once in a lifetime experience for Muslims worldwide. Muslims will greet each other by saying the phrase “ Eid Mubarak”.

Many Muslims wear new clothes and attend an open air prayer meeting. They may sacrifice a sheep or goat and share the meat with family members, neighbors and the poor.
 
Muslims around the world believe that Allah (God) commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael, Ibrahim followed God's order but his son was replaced by a sheep at the last moment. It is believed that God was testing him and he passed it. Muslims celebrate this at Eid-al-Adha.

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