Eid-al-Adha is one of the most celebrated festivals in the Islam religion. It is celebrated every year on the tenth day of the Zul-Hajj. On this year, according to the gregorian calendar, the events begin in the evening of 31st July and ends in the evening of 1st August. Eid-al-Adha is also known by various names – Eid-ul-Juha, Eid-Ul-Azha, Eid-Ul-Adha and Bakrid. It is celebrated by people all over the world, especially in Muslim countries.
Meaning of Eid-Al-Adha –
It is a festival of sacrifice. There is a tradition to sacrifice the goat on this day. In Urdu, it is called Qurbani, and the word is derived from the Arabic name. Muslim bring the goat and raise with much love and affection. They treat goat as their family member. On this day, sacrifice the goat and divided into three parts. First, the piece is given to the family, the second part is given to the relatives & neighbours, and the third part is given to the poor.
Eid Prayers –
On this day, people pray in the mosque after the sun rises. Preparation of Bakrid starts several days before the festival. Like Eid-ul-Fitr, on this day too, Muslims go to Eidgah and offer Eid prayers and hug everyone. Men, women and children wear new clothes and offer their prayers, after which the animal is sacrificed. Delicious dishes like Sheer Kurma, Mutton Biryani, etc. are also made with friends and family. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm among Muslims worldwide. People visit each other, greeting them as Eid Mubarak.
If you want to wish your loved one well or spread holiday cheer this year, here are some sample wishes, wishes and messages you can send to your friends and family. You can also share these on your social media platforms to congratulate each other!