Eid al-Adha 2018: When is Bakra Eid? Importance and its significance
Bakra Eid, Bakrid or Eid-al-Adha 2018 will be celebrated across India on August 23, the Jama Masjid said. The day is dedicated to the great sacrifice made to the Prophet by his devotee signifying his faith and devotion.
When is Bakra Eid?
Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and most sacred month of the Islamic year. It is also when Hajj, a pilgrimage which all able-bodied Muslims are required to complete once in their lives, takes place.
The significance of Bakra Eid lies in the sacrifice of an animal which is then feasted upon. The animal is gifted to friends and family, distributed among the poor, while, a part is cooked at home. Delicious delicacies are prepared to commemorate this day.
How is it celebrated?
Eid al-Adha, or Bakrid, celebrations 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.
Special Foods to celebrate Eid al-Adha
Some of the most delicious Bakrid feast dishes include mutton biryani, mutton korma, mutton keema, bhuni kaleji, as well as range of delectable desserts like sheer khurma and kheer.