Jama Masjid in Delhi has recently declared changes in the date of celebration of Bakrid 2018. Instead of the celebration of this auspicious day on 22nd August 2018, it will be celebrated on August 23rd, 2018. As per a circular released by the Department of Personnel and Training earlier this month, all central government administrative offices will remain closed on August 23, 2018, in due respect to this holy festival.
Bakrid, also known as Eid al-Adha that literally translates to “Feast of the Sacrifice” is one of the most important festivals for Islamic followers which marks the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham. According to the history, he offered his 13year old son Ismail as a sacrifice in order to prove his faith in God.
The feast and celebrations of Eid al-Adha, or Bakrid, usually last for three days. Some of the most delicious Bakrid feast dishes include mutton biryani, mutton korma, mutton keema, bhuni kaleji, as well as sweet delicacies like sheer khurma and kheer.
Happy Bakrid 2018!