Advertisment

Eid-Ul-Adha or Bakra Eid 2023; Know meaning, significance of the festival in the Islamic calendar

The history of the Muslim festival dates back to it's roots. The story goes back to Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham).According to Quran, Abraham was visited by god once in a dream and commanded him to sacrifice his beloved son to prove his obedience and belief for god.

author-image
By Durtimans
New Update
Eid-Ul-Adha or Bakra Eid 2023; Know meaning, significance of the festival in the Islamic calendar
Advertisment

Eid 2023 - Eid-Ul-Adha or Bakra Eid is also known as the 'Festival of sacrifice'. It is one of the most prominent festival of the Islamism celebrated every year. This year, the festival will be celebrated on June 29, 2023 all across the Indian subcontinent along with countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Malaysia, Canada, Singapore and Indonesia. However Middle Eastern country, Saudi Arabia will observe the religious holiday on June 28. 2023. 

Advertisment


History behind Eid-Ul-Adha/Bakra Eid

The history of the Muslim festival dates back to it's roots. The story goes back to Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham).According to Quran, Abraham was visited by god once in a dream and commanded him to sacrifice his beloved son to prove his obedience and belief for god. Ibrahim shared the god's command with his son and he agreed to follow the will. While preparing for the sacrifice, he was intervened by the God himself and provided Ibrahim with a Ram as his son's substitute. This event led people to build faith, sacrifice and trust in god's plan no matter what.

Advertisment


Significance of the Muslim festival

The yearly festival is celebrated magnanimously all throughout the world. It is the festival to celebrate joy and generosity which is marked by visiting relatives, sharing sweets and having foods along the family with love and affection. One of the main ritual of Bakra Eid is sacrificing an animal which varies from Goats to Sheep and Cows to Camels from one place to another. The sacrificed animal is sliced down and divided in three portions, one for personal consumption, one for the family and the third portion is distributed among the underprivileged section of people. 

Advertisment


It's further celebration

Not only this, the Muslim families also give presents to the family members and relatives which eventually a sign for enhancing the unity and solidarity among the Islam community fostering immense sense of generosity and gratitude. People get's ready in their freshest clothes and gather for the prayer which is followed by a sermon. The festival also revolves around the holy visit of the Hajj, which is an annual Islamic pilgrimage where Muslim's from all around the world gathers in the Holy Mecca of Saudi Arabia. 


Advertisment

Stay updated with the latest news headlines.

Follow us:
Advertisment
Advertisment
Latest Stories
Advertisment