Id-ul-Zuha or Bakrid Festival
Name of Festival : Id-ul-Zuha or Bakrid Festival
Time of Celebration
Id-ul-Zuha is celebrated from the tenth to the twelfth day of Zil hijja (Twelfth month of Islam) or in month of January
Major Territory of Celebration
Id-ul-Zuha is celebrated from all over India
Id-ul-Zuha is a Muslim festival or it is also called Bakrid. The word ‘id’ derived from the Arabic ‘iwd’ means ‘festival’ and zuha comes from ‘uzhaiyya’ which means to ‘sacrifice’. On this day Muslims sacrifice a goat or Bakr (Urdu) to commemorate Hazrat Abraham sacrifice of his own son in obedience to a command of god.This day also coincides with the day when the holy Quran was declared complete
On this day special prayers are performed in mosques and the sacrificial meat is then distributed after the Id prayers.A full-grown camel, cow, goat or sheep, free from disease, is considered the best offering. Sacrifice can be offered at any time before the afternoon of the third day. Special `Dua’ is recited by thousands of muslims for peace and prosperity on this day.
Special delicacies are prepared and served among family and friends on the occasion.Followed with the food sacrifice and charity to poor Muslims greet each other with “Eid Mubarak” and visit the houses of relatives and friends.