Bakrid 2020 - Important Date, History, Significance, Bakrid

Bakrid 2020 - On 1 August 2020, Bakrid or Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated to honor Ibrahim, the messenger of Islam, who was willing to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to the command of God. Get more information about the history of Bakrid, significance, how is Bakrid celebrated, Bakrid’s wishes from this article.  

Keerthana | Updated Jun 25, 2020 14:04 PM

Bakrid 2020 - Important Date, History, Significance, Bakrid

Bakrid 2020

Bakrid 2020 celebrations begin on the evening of 31 July and end on 1 August 2020. Bakrid or Eid al-Adha is which is also known as the “festival of sacrifice”. Bakrid brings together Muslim communities together. The day commemorates Ibrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son to show his obedience to God. The festival is the Muslim community 's second-most important holiday, first being Eid al-Fitr.

What is the history of Bakrid?

The story of Bakrid is that Prophet Ibrahim had a dream in which his beloved son Ishmael was sacrificed. Ibrahim, a great believer in God, literally took up his dream and wanted to sacrifice his son. Moved by this prophet 's determination to show his loyalty to Him, God sent the angel to put an animal in place of the Ishmael. From that day, followers of Islam are celebrating Eid al-Adha by sacrificing animals to show their devotion and love to God.

The feast is subsequently prepared and divided into three parts. One is for friends and neighbours, the second part is given to the poor and the needy, and the last part is kept for family. It is believed that none should be left hungry on the day of the Sacrificial Feast.

Eid al-Adha falls on Dhu al-Hajjah’s 10th day, the last month of the lunar year. Also, Eid al-Adha is considered the last day of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that Muslims are required to make to Makkah once in a lifetime. Many Muslims mark three days for celebrating this Eid.

How is Bakrid celebrated?

Bakrid is celebrated by Muslims all over the world by sacrificing an animal and feasting on it to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim 's sacrifice to God and God's mercy for him. The celebration lasts for three days. On this day, people visit mosques and offer some special prayers for peace and prosperity. 

  • Sacrifices begin after the prayers, and then it is two-third distributed to poor people and remaining are kept for themselves. 

  • People visit their friends and relatives and share their greetings, exchange their presents and feast together. 

  • A festival can't be full without delicious food, the essence of every occasion is after all the various delicacies. 

  • Some of the Bakrid delicacies might include Mutton Biryani, Mutton Korma, Mutton Keem, Bhuni Kaleji, Haleem, and Kheer. 

How is Bakrid celebrated in India?

Muslim families in India celebrate Bakrid by sacrificing male goats, specially brought in for the purposes of cooking its meat. The families will feast on the goat's meat and also distribute it among friends, relatives, and the poor and the needy.

  • In India, all central government administrative offices remain closed on Bakrid

  • The festival is celebrated with various traditions in India. Traditions may vary according to the country and its own local customs. 

  • People pay visits to mosques and offer prayers for peace and prosperity and a special feast that mainly contains mutton preparations. 

  • They prepare some of the most delicious Bakrid feast dishes including mutton biryani, mutton korma, mutton keema, bhuni kaleji, and range of delectable desserts like sheer khurma and kheer.

Bakrid 2020 - Wishes & Quotes

  • "May the divine blessings of Allah bring you hope, faith, and joy on Eid al-Adha and forever. Happy Eid al-Adha 2020!"

  • On this Eid, I wish you and your family Allah's blessings and kindness. Eid Mubarak!

  • I wish you Allah's blessings and pray for all your obstacles to vanish soon. Happy Eid to you and your family!

  • “And He has made me blessed wherever I am” - The Holy Quran Eid-al-Adha Mubarak!"

  • May this Eid bring happiness, joy, Allah's blessings, and love… Eid MUBARAK to you and your family.

  • "Eid is the day of sacrifice, rejoice, bliss, and commitment to Allah's orders. Happy Eid ul- Adha!"

  • "May the sacrifice of Eid ul Adha strengthen your faith in Allah and light up your world with countless blessings."

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Bakrid - FAQ

1. Why is Eid ul Adha or Bakrid celebrated?

Every year, the Muslims observe Eid al-Adha in order to remember the devotion and obedience of Ibrahim to God. Eid al-Adha is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice because of Ibrahim 's actions.

2. How many days Bakrid is celebrated?  

Based on the country, Bakrid is observed for one to three days. Fasting on Eid Day is forbidden, and a special prayer is nominated for that day.

3. How is Bakrid calculated?

It is based on moon sighting. Thus, variations in determining Eid 's days are okay if it is Al Fitr or Al Adha. A lot of Muslim scholars allowed countries to have a different day, but not the way to determine it. It should be based on moon sighting.