Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id), which is also known as Eid al-Adha or Id-ul-Adha, is a festival that Muslims celebrate with special prayers, greetings and gifts.
Eid al-Adha is celebrated for two days and is an official holiday in all Muslim-majority countries.
Eid-al-Adha 2018 India Starts Date and Day
Eid al-Adha or Bakrid is a gazetted holiday in India and is also referred to as the festival of sacrifice. Eid al-Adha is the latter of the two Eid holidays, the former being Eid al-Fitr.
Id-ul-Zuha is a festival that is celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety in India and the world. Many Muslims wear new clothes and attend an open-air prayer meeting during Eid-al-Adha or Bakrid.
In this festival, they may sacrifice a sheep or goat and share the meat with family members, neighbours and the poor. Many Muslims feel that they have a duty to ensure that all Muslims can enjoy a meat-based meal during this holiday.
Eid al-Adha or Bakr Eid or Bakrid in 2018 is on Wednesday, the 22nd of August(22/8/2018).
When is Eid al-Adha or Bakr Eid 2018 India Date and Celebration?
Eid al-Adha is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar.
It is common for Islamic communities organise communal meals. Many Muslims in India also wear new clothes, visit family members, exchange Eid meals, cards and give presents of sweets and small toys for children.
In the Muslim calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Adha on the sunset of Tuesday, the 21st of August and ends in the evening of Wednesday 22nd August 2018.
National, state and local government offices, post offices and banks are closed on Eid al-Adha or Bakrid. Islamic stores, businesses and other organizations may be closed or have reduced opening hours.
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