Happy Eid al-Adha 2021 (Bakrid Mubarak) is one of the most important days in the Islamic calendar. Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, as per the Islamic lunar calendar. This year, festivities will commence from the evening of July 20, and go on till the evening of Wednesday, July 21 in India.
Eid al-Adha, The holy festival of Muslims, people visit their family and friends and celebrate the Eid al-Adha festival with gifts, greetings, hugs, and spreading love. It is believed that on the day of the Sacrificial Feast, no one should be left hungry. With the pandemic raging still, the Eid al-Adha festival would be celebrated with proper measures, keeping social distancing in mind.
Happy Eid Al-Adha 2021: Significance and History
According to Islamic beliefs, the history of the day dates to when 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.
Happy Eid al-Adha 2021 Celebration:
Muslims around the world offer Eid-ul-Adha namaz at a mosque after the sun has completely risen and just before it enters the Zuhr time (midday prayer time). The prayer is followed by a sermon or by the Imam. The Happy Eid al-Adha 2021 celebration that follows later include eating delicious food, giving charity to the poor, and sharing the joy with family, relatives, neighbors, and friends.