New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Eid-al-Adha or Bakri Eid is the ‘festival of sacrifice’ which is celebrated by Muslims all over the world.

On this day, people wear new clothes and greet each other. Lots of delicacies are also prepared to celebrate the festival with fun and excitement and prepare some delicious foods.

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Why do we celebrate Bakra Eid:

It honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim who was ready to sacrifice his son Ismail to prove his obedience to God. As he was about to sacrifice his son, God moved by his obedience, stopped him and replaced his son with a lamb and asked him to sacrifice the animal instead of his son.

As per Islamic calendar, Bakrid falls on the tenth day of the Dhu al-Hijjah which is the last month of the lunar year. Annual Hajj pilgrimage also takes place in this month. Celebrating Eid-al Adha is an act of sacrificing gratitude to Allah by sacrificing animals.

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What is done on Bakra Eid:

Bakra Eid is celebrated by sacrificing a ‘male goat’ as a symbol of the sacrifice made by Ibrahim. The families feast on the goat's meat and also distribute it to the poor. Devotees also offer the Eid al-Adha prayers at the mosque, wear new clothes and greet each other.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma