Eid 2019: When is Bakra Eid? Know its Importance & Eid ul Adha’s Mouth Watering Dishes

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher

When is Bakra Eid?

Bakra Eid falls during the 12th month on the Islamic calendar i.e. Dhu al Hijjah. This changes on the Gregorian calendar every year as the Islamic calendar follows the lunar cycle. Bakrid is celebrated with much enthusiasm among people of Islamic faith across the globe.

This festival falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and most sacred month of the Islamic year. It is also the time when Hajj, a pilgrimage which all able-bodied Muslims are required to complete once in their lives, takes place.

This year, the Eid celebration will begin on this Sunday i.e. August 11, and ends four days later on Thursday or August 15. But public holidays vary around the world.

What is the significance of Bakra Eid?

Its significance lies in the sacrifice of an animal which is then feasted upon and gifted to friends and family. It is distributed among the poor, while, a part is cooked at home. Interestingly, delicious delicacies are prepared to commemorate this day.

How Bakra Eid is celebrated?

Bakra Eid celebrations usually last for three days. People wake up early on this day, and offer their prayers to the almighty. There is a tradition to give gifts and new clothes during Eid 2019. Friends and family gather to exchange gifts and money and eat traditional food. 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.

Most delicious Bakrid feast dishes:

Many mouth watering dishes are prepared on this special occasion. Some of them are mutton biryani, mutton korma, mutton keema, bhuni kaleji, and also a range of delectable desserts such as sheer khurma and kheer.

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