The 12th of August 2018 marks the beginning of the holy week for Muslims around the world as the Eid-ul-Adha celebrations commence following the end of Hajj.Both the Eids have distinctive features of their own and are celebrated in different ways although; Eid-ul-Adha is considered the holier of the two. Here’s everything you need to know about Bakra Eid:

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What is Eid-ul-Adha? eid ul adha 2017Eid-ul-Adha is the second Eid and Muslim holiday which is celebrated all over the world as a tribute to Prophet Ibrahim’s will to sacrifice his beloved son, Ismail, as an act of submission to Allah’s command. When is Eid-ul-Adha 2018? According to the Islamic Lunar calendar, Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated on the tenth of Zilhajj, which is the twelfth month of the year and this Eid’s celebrations last for three days. Considering the Gregorian calendar, the dates vary from year to year drifting ten days annually. The exact date and time of the auspicious occasion vary with the position of the moon at the beginning of the month of Zilhajj.This year, Bakra Eid 2018 in Pakistan is to take place on the 21st of Auggust.

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How is the Great Eid Celebrated? how to celebrate eid ul adhaEid-ul-Adha’s celebrations start with a prayer at a special mosque, known as the Eid Gah. Muslims from all ages, put on new clothes, wear non-alcoholic perfumes and scented oils known as the ‘itr’ and greet each other with warm hugs. After the prayer and dua, everyone returns home using a different route as it is a Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).It is traditional to present your loved ones with gifts, such as clothes, sweets, and little children are given money which is known as Eidi. During these joyous gatherings, friends and families gather to enjoy traditional breakfasts like sheer-khurma, russian salad and Nihari.Sacrifice, or the Qurbani is an essential part of Eid-ul-Adha and many muslim families buy and keep their sacrificial animals for some time. According to the Islamic law, the sacrifice is made in the most humane way possible and with the use of a sharp knife so the animal feels the minimum amount of pain. The animal for the sacrifice is also supposed to be a healthy adult as Sharia Law forbids the slaying of juvenile animals for qurbani. Sacrificial animals are mostly domesticated sheep, goats or cows. In some countries like Saudi Arabia, the sacrifice of camels is a common practice.

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Division of the Meat bakra eid meat partitionThe meat from the sacrificed animal is divided into three parts, the first one for the household, the second for the friends and family and the third one for the poor and needy. The meat can be given to the non-Muslims too as Islam is a religion of brotherhood and peace.Many delicious curries and traditional recipes are then prepared from the meat. Some famous recipes that are eaten on Eid-ul-Adha are biryani, chapli kabab, Badami seekh kabab, and Beef Nihari. Other than the traditional curries and recipes, many desserts like kheer, firni and halwa are also prepared for the festivity. The evenings of the Eid are lit with the chatter of friends and family members around a fire and delicious kababs and tikkas are served.

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