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Eid-ul-Adha 2020: When will Bakrid be celebrated on 31 July or 1 August, know why this festival is celebrated

Bakra Eid (Eid-ul-Adha) 2020 Date: As of the date announced by Saudi Arabia, Bakrid Eid will be celebrated on 31 July worldwide. However, Eid is expected to be celebrated in India on 1 August after the moon.

Bakrid 2020 Date: Bakrid is also known as Eid ul Azha. This festival is celebrated about 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan. It is a tradition to sacrifice the name of Allah on this day. On the Bakrid, the Muslim community sacrifices the goat after performing the Namaz. The date of the festival of Eid is fixed with the moon’s cedar.

As of the date announced by Saudi Arabia, Bakrid Eid will be celebrated on 31 July worldwide. However in India, Eid is expected to be celebrated on 1 August after the sighting of the moon.

Why is Bakrid celebrated: According to the beliefs of the religion of Islam, the tradition of sacrificing was started from Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim. Ibrahim Alaiy Salaam is said to have received an Aulad after several vows which he named Ismail.

Ibrahim was deeply in love with his son Ismail. But one night Allah in a dream asked Ibrahim to sacrifice his favorite thing. Ibrahim sacrificed all his beloved animals one by one. But after this Allah once again came in his dream and again asked him to sacrifice the sweetest thing.

Hence, Ibrahim loved Ismail the most. On the orders of Allah, he agreed to sacrifice his son. Ibrahim tied his blindfold while sacrificing his son. When Ibrahim removed his blindfold after sacrificing his son, he saw that his son was alive.

He was very happy to see that. Seeing the loyalty of Allah, Allah had put a goat in place of his son, that is, Allah had sacrificed a goat in place of his son. It is said that the tradition has been going on since then that the goat should be sacrificed on Bakrid. Therefore, Eid-ul-Azha i.e. Bakrid is celebrated in memory of the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim.

This festival is celebrated like this: On Bakrid, people of Muslim community clean and wear new clothes and offer Namaz. The goat is sacrificed after performing the Namaz. On this special occasion, people greet their relatives and friends on Eid.

Embracing each other is a message of brotherhood and peace. People pray for the safety of their loved ones during Eid prayers. Qurbani’s meat is divided into three parts on the day of Bakrid. The practice of dividing one part for themselves, the other for relatives and third part among poor people.

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