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Festivals of India – Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha (meaning Festival of the Sacrifice), also called the Feast of the Sacrifice, is celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year with special prayers, greetings and gifts. The word Eid means solemn festival. Eid al-Adha is the latter of the two Eid holidays, the former being Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Adha is called Bakr-Id in India due to the tradition of sacrificing a goat or bakr in Urdu.
In the lunar-based Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for three days.
Hilal Committees in various states of India have announced that Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Zuha or Bakri Id) will be celebrated on Monday, October 6, 2014.
Muslims believe that Allah (God) commanded Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Ismail) as an act of submission. Ibrahim followed God’s orders. God intervened at the last moment to provide Abraham with a lamb to sacrifice instead. The meat from the sacrificed animal is preferred to be divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.
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Happy Eid al-Adha
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