Bakrid 2017: Date, Significance and Celebrations 

Know the complete details of Bakrid 2017.

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A large number of people offered morning prayers at the historic Jama Masjid near Red Fort.

Bakra Eid, one of the two prominent Eids of the Muslim community, will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday this year. Here are the details of Bakra Eid 2017:

When will Bakrid 2017 be celebrated?

Bakrid or Eid-al-Adha 2017 will fall between 1 September and 2 September 2017.

What is the Significance of Bakra Eid?

Prophet Ibrahim, in his dreams, was asked by God to sacrifice his son Ismail. However, on the day of the sacrifice, God asked Ibrahim not to kill his son and a sheep was slaughtered in his place. Bakrid commemorates Ibrahim’s intended sacrifice of his son Ismail to God.

The sacrificial animal, on Bakra Eid, is divided into three parts to be distributed with relatives, friends and neighbours, poor and needy and the third part is kept for themselves.

Bakra Eid Celebrations

Bakrid is celebrated with much fanfare by the Muslim community. The day usually begins with a visit to the mosque where prayers are offered. This is followed by the sacrifice and feasting with near and dear ones. People meet dear ones, exchange good wishes and gifts.

Of course, no festival is complete without good food and Bakra Eid or Eid-ul-Adha lives up to the reputation. You will find people cooking delicious Biryanis, Korma, Kababs, Haleem and Kheer and Sevaiyan.

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