Bakrid in India in 2021

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  Dates of Bakrid in India
2022 Jul 10
Andhra PradeshSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
AssamSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
BiharSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
ChandigarhSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
DelhiSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
GoaSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
HaryanaSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
JharkhandSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
KeralaSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
ManipurSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
MeghalayaSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
MizoramSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
NagalandSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
PuducherrySun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
TelanganaSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
TripuraSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
West BengalSun, Jul 10Regional Holiday
2021 Jul 20, Jul 21
Andhra PradeshWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
AssamWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
BiharWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
ChandigarhWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
DelhiWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
GoaWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
GujaratWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday (additional day)
JharkhandWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
KarnatakaWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
MaharashtraWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
ManipurWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
MeghalayaWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
MizoramWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
NagalandWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
PuducherryWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
TripuraWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
UttarakhandWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
West BengalWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
2020 Jul 31, Aug 1
Andhra PradeshSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
AssamSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
BiharSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
ChandigarhSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
DelhiSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
GoaSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
GujaratSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
HaryanaSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday (additional day)
JharkhandSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
ManipurSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
MeghalayaSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
MizoramSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
NagalandSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
OdishaSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
PuducherrySat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
PunjabSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
TelanganaSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
TripuraSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
West BengalSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
KeralaFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
2019 Aug 12
Andhra PradeshMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
AssamMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
BiharMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
ChandigarhMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
DelhiMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
GoaMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
GujaratMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
HaryanaMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
JharkhandMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
KarnatakaMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
KeralaMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
MaharashtraMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
ManipurMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
MeghalayaMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
MizoramMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
NagalandMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
OdishaMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
PuducherryMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
PunjabMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
RajasthanMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
TelanganaMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
TripuraMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
UttarakhandMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
West BengalMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday
2018 Aug 22, Aug 23
Jammu and KashmirThu, Aug 23Regional Holiday (additional day)
Andhra PradeshWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
AssamWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
BiharWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
ChandigarhWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
DelhiWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
GoaWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
GujaratWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
JharkhandWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
KarnatakaWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
KeralaWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
MaharashtraWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
ManipurWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
MeghalayaWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
MizoramWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
NagalandWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
PuducherryWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
TripuraWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
UttarakhandWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday
West BengalWed, Aug 22Regional Holiday

Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.

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When is Eid al-Adha?

Known as Eid al-Adha, Eid ul Adha, Id-ul-Azha, Id-ul-Zuha, Hari Raya Haji or Bakr-id; the 'Feast of Sacrifice' is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar.

The festival may also be known as Al Eid Al Kabeer, which means the 'Grand Eid'. It has this more important status as in religious terms as this Eid lasts for four days whereas Eid Al Fitr is one day, even though most countries observe about the same number of public holidays for both Eids.

This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice everything for God.

Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar.

As the exact day is based on lunar sightings, the date may vary between countries.

Traditions of Eid Al Adha

Eid al-Adha concludes the Pilgrimage to Mecca. Eid al-Adha lasts for three days and commemorates Ibrahim's (Abraham) willingness to obey God by sacrificing his son.

The same story appears in the Bible and is familiar to Jews and Christians. One key difference is that Muslims believe the son was Ishmael rather than Isaac as told in the Old Testament. Eid Al Lahma, which means the 'meat Eid'

According to the Quran, Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son when a voice from heaven stopped him and allowed him to make something else as a 'great sacrifice'. In the Old Testament, it is a ram that is sacrificed instead of the son.

In Islam, Ishmael is regarded as a prophet and an ancestor of Muhammad.

During the feast of Eid Al Adha, Muslims re-enact Ibrahim's obedience by sacrificing a cow or ram. The family will eat about a third of the meal a third goes to friends and relatives, and the remaining third is donated to the poor and needy.

Did you know?

In Egypt, the festival is often called Eid Al Lahma, which means the 'meat Eid'.

The giving of charity in the form of money, food or clothes to the homeless or poor is another key tradition of Eid al Adha.

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