Eid Al-Adha 2019 Date and Time, History, Significance, Importance

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Eid Al-Adha 2019 Date and Time: Eid ul-Adha or Eidul Azha will be celebrated worldwide on August 12, 2019. Known as the “festival of sacrifice,” Eid ul-Adha or Eidul Azha coincides with the completion of the annual holy pilgrimage, Haj, and sees Muslims commemorating the readiness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son for the sake of Allah and subsequent turn of events. Muslims of Muslims will offer Eid prayers, sacrifice livestock, visit relatives, and relish sumptuous dishes besides dressing up for the occasion.

The families feast on the goat’s meat and also distribute it to the poor people. Devotees also offer the Eid al-Adha prayers at the mosque, wear new clothes and greet each other. Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the lunar year. It is also when Hajj, a pilgrimage in which the followers of Islam are required to complete once in their lives, takes place.

Eid-Al-Adha 2019 Date: This year Eid Al Adha or Bakrid will be celebrated on August 12, Monday.
Eid Al Adha Festive food: Bakrid feast dishes include mutton biryani, mutton korma, mutton keema, and bhuni kaleji. Among the desserts are sheer kurma and kheer.

Eid Al-Adha 2019 Date: Significance and History:

Bakrid is one of the most important festivals for Islamic followers as it marks the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham. As legend has it, the Prophet was challenged by God to prove his faith in Him and to do that, the Prophet had to sacrifice something that he held very dear to him. The Prophet’s steadfast faith in God had prompted him to offer his 13-year-old son, Ismail, for sacrifice.

Moved by this willingness of the Prophet to prove his devotion to Him, God sent the angel Jibra’il or Gabriel to place a goat in the place of Ibrahim’s son. From that day onwards, followers of Islam celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing male goats, which are typically divided into three separate portions. These three portions are meant for separate purposes – one part goes to the poor and the needy, the other part goes to the friends and relatives, and the third part is reserved by a family for its own members.