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Know Our India- Eid Ul Zuha 2013, Bakrid 2013

Bakra Eid- the Festival of Unity, Sacrifice and Love amongst People of Islam. Basically the feast of the Bakra-Id is the occasion which is all about sacrifice and giving something to others. This day is basically for giving your thanks to the almighty who gave you such a good fortune and giving those things which you have in ample to the people of the world who are less fortunate to have them. Id-ul-Azha or Eid al-Adha, are basically Arabic words, which can be translated as 'the joy of feast of sacrifice'.

Baisakhi Festival 2013

Traditionally Bakra Eid is signified by the slaughtering of animals like goat and many more which are considered as the sacrificial offerings to the poor people. After the slaughtering of the animals the meat is distributed amongst the poor or deprived or needy people. This festival is celebrated in order to honor the wishes of the Hazrat Ibrahim who sacrificed his son whose name was Ismail at the request or behest of the almighty Allah. Thus on the day of Bakra Eid the true follower of the Islam is expected to sacrifice at least one thing which is dear to him or his family.

The sacrifices of animal on the day of Bakra-Id are mainly carried out in order to provide food and happiness to the people who are really very poor and deprived and also to prove that they follow Islam whole heartedly. Basically itís the spirit of sacrifice which marks the spirit of the Bakra-Id. It is also said that this day also coincide with day on which the Holy Quran Sharif was declared to be complete.

The Bakrid is always celebrated on the tenth and twelfth day of Islamic month of the Dhul Hijjah. Every year number of people makes sacrifices by getting animals slaughter in order to follow the path of Islam which says to sacrifice something precious on the day of Bakra-Id.

Bakra Eid Festival in 2013: 15th October 2013.