Bakrid in India in 2020

  How long until Bakrid?
This holiday next takes place in 253 days.
  Dates of Bakrid in India
2021 Jul 20
Andhra PradeshTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
AssamTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
BiharTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
ChandigarhTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
DelhiTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
GoaTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
GujaratTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
HaryanaTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
JharkhandTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
KarnatakaTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
MaharashtraTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
MeghalayaTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
MizoramTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
NagalandTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
OdishaTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
PuducherryTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
PunjabTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
RajasthanTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
TelanganaTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
TripuraTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
UttarakhandTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
West BengalTue, Jul 20Regional Holiday
2020 Jul 31, Aug 1
Tamil NaduSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
AssamFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
BiharFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
ChandigarhFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
DelhiFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
GoaFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
GujaratFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
HaryanaFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
JharkhandFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
KarnatakaFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
KeralaFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
MaharashtraFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
ManipurFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
MeghalayaFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
MizoramFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
NagalandFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
OdishaFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
RajasthanFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
TelanganaFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
TripuraFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Jul 31Regional Holiday
West BengalFri, 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
2017 Sep 1, Sep 2
Andhra PradeshSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
AssamSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
BiharSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
ChandigarhSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
DelhiSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
GoaSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
GujaratSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
HaryanaSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
JharkhandSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
ManipurSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
MeghalayaSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
MizoramSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
NagalandSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
OdishaSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
PunjabSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
TelanganaSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
TripuraSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
West BengalSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
KeralaFri, Sep 1Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, Sep 1Regional 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.
  Bakrid in other countries
Bakrid internationally
  Which regions observe Eid Al Adha in 2020?
Andhra Pradesh  Andhra PradeshJul 31Regional Holiday
Assam  AssamJul 31Regional Holiday
Bihar  BiharJul 31Regional Holiday
Chandigarh  ChandigarhJul 31Regional Holiday
Chhattisgarh  ChhattisgarhJul 31Regional Holiday
Delhi  DelhiJul 31Regional Holiday
Goa  GoaJul 31Regional Holiday
Gujarat  GujaratJul 31Regional Holiday
Haryana  HaryanaJul 31Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh  Himachal PradeshJul 31Regional Holiday
Jammu and Kashmir  Jammu and KashmirJul 31Regional Holiday
Jharkhand  JharkhandJul 31Regional Holiday
Karnataka  KarnatakaJul 31Regional Holiday
Kerala  KeralaJul 31Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh  Madhya PradeshJul 31Regional Holiday
Maharashtra  MaharashtraJul 31Regional Holiday
Manipur  ManipurJul 31Regional Holiday
Meghalaya  MeghalayaJul 31Regional Holiday
Mizoram  MizoramJul 31Regional Holiday
Nagaland  NagalandJul 31Regional Holiday
Odisha  OdishaJul 31Regional Holiday
Puducherry  PuducherryJul 31Regional Holiday
Rajasthan  RajasthanJul 31Regional Holiday
Tamil Nadu  Tamil NaduAug 1Regional Holiday
Telangana  TelanganaJul 31Regional Holiday
Tripura  TripuraJul 31Regional Holiday
Uttar Pradesh  Uttar PradeshJul 31Regional Holiday
Uttarakhand  UttarakhandJul 31Regional Holiday
West Bengal  West BengalJul 31Regional Holiday

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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