Eid al-Adha

Islamic holiday, also called the "Festival of the Sacrifice"

Eid al-Adha is the last of the two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God's command.. Before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, however, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal is sacrificed ritually. One third of its meat is consumed by the family offering the sacrifice, while the rest is distributed to the poor and needy. Sweets and gifts are given, and extended family are typically visited and welcomed.

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The festival of Bakrid comes nearly 70 days after the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.
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Normally, people on the occasion greet each other with hugs but this time people are wishing each other -- Eid Mubarak -- keeping in mind the importance of..
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Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, devotees from across the country, celebrated Eid al-Adha by offering prayers at mosques and at their homes on Saturday. At..
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"I extend good wishes to all the people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha today. Amid the corona crisis, the whole world is offering prayers but do so with safety...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended Eid greetings and hoped that the festival inspires us to create a "just, harmonious and an inclusive" society...
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Devotees on Saturday morning offered namaz at Delhi's Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha.
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This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has marred the Eid celebrations with most places restricting the congregational prayers because of social distancing guidelines...
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Lauding the steps taken by Hasina govt to deal with the COVID crisis, Modi said he is "confident that Bangladesh will tide over these challenging times."
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With Eid-ul-Adha almost here, animal traders in Jammu and Kashmir say they are unable to sell goats at viable prices due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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West Bengal complete lockdown calendar for August: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that bi-weekly complete lockdown in the state..
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This week, however, will not see complete lockdown on Saturday, August 1 due to Eid-al-Adha festival. There will be lockdown in containment zones on August 1 and..
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