Bakra Eid or Eid-al-Adha or Bakrid also called Sacrifice Feast will be celebrated in India on 2nd September. Nearly 1/4th of the world population is awaiting to send wishes for their major festival bakrid, As the celebration has already started in most of the Islamic nations. Saudi Arabia announced 16 days public holidays from 24th Aug till 9th September.Turkey and Qatar are not far behind then Saudi as they have announced 10 days public holiday starting from 31st August until 10th September.While countries like Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine Pakistan and Oman announced 4-5 public holidays on this holy occasion.
Eid-al-Adha celebrations start just two days after the start of Hajj – the important annual Islamic pilgrimage to the holy city Mecca, in a desert valley in Saudi Arabia. The holy festival, which is also known as the ‘sacrifice feast’ or Badi Eid, begins on the 10th day of the holiest month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Starting with holy festival Eid al-Adha depends on the sighting of the new crescent moon and its celebration can vary from country to country.As Saudi Arabia’s High Judicial Court has confirmed that the first day of the Eid-al-Adha falls on Friday i.e 1st September.
India and Pakistan will start their first day of this festival on 2nd September.The dates may vary in different part of the globe and is only confirmed by the sighting of the new crescent moon. Muslim community celebrates this festival in the memory of Abraham’s sacrifice to God and in most parts of the world Muslims sacrifice livestock such as cows, sheep, Camel or goat. In this festival, people gather in large volumes and attend Namaz together people which symbolize the brotherhood in the community they greet each other by saying ‘Eid Mubarak’ on during the festival which involves prayers and visits to friends and family.