DAINIK NATION BUREAU
In view of Bakrid 2018, will be celebrated in India on August 22 2018, state government has made elaborate arrangement to avoid any untoward incident.
The festival, which will be celebrated by followers of Islam all around the world, is also known as Eid al-Adha that literally translates to “Feast of the Sacrifice”. Bakrid is also known as the ‘festival of sacrifice’ and is the second of the two Muslim annual holidays celebrated worldwide.
Muslims commemorate Bakrid to mark the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his own son as an act of obedience and devotion towards God. Muslims worldwide celebrate the festival by sacrificing a male goat as a symbol of the same sacrifice that Ibrahim had gone through.
According to the Gregorian calendar, the festival falls in the months of August or September, but according to the Islamic lunar calendar, Bakrid is celebrated during the month of twelfth or the final month of Dhu al-Hijjah. Bakrid falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Jama Masjid in Delhi recently declared that Bakrid 2018 will be celebrated on August 22nd. On account of the holy festival, all central government administrative offices will remain closed on August 22 2018.