Eid ul-Adha 2021

Muslim community in the country is to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha (festival of the sacrifice) or Bakri Eid on Wednesday amid certain restrictions imposed by the state authorities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The festival is observed to remember the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son.

Members of the Muslim community offer special prayers on the day and then offer sacrifice. The festival honours Ibrahim and Ismael’s unconditional love for Allah. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the last and the twelfth month (Dhu al-Hijjah) of the Islamic calendar. Eid ul-Adha is also considered as the “Fiest of the Sacrifice”. The festival of Eid ul-Adha honours the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God’s command. God was pleased with his devotion to him and sent the sheep to be slaughtered in place of his son. Ever since then, cattle sacrifice is a major part of Eid-ul-Adha celebrations. On the occasion of Eid ul-Adha festival, devotees of Allah offer prayers at mosques. After prayers and sermons, people embrace and exchange greetings with one another, give gifts and visit one another.