When is Eid al Adha 2017? Bakra Eid, Bakrid, Eid ul Adha, Bakr Id: Zul Hijjah moon hasn’t been sighted yet. Thus, the religious authorities in UAE have announced to celebrate the annual Muslim feast on September 1. The Saudi Supreme Court declared the festival date in a tweet.
It is one of the holiest festivals in the Islam religion and is celebrated worldwide. Moreover, there is an official holiday in the majority of the countries where Muslims live. As per the Islamic calendar, Eid ul Adha is observed on the 10th day of the Dhu al-Hijjah and is the 3rd day of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca (Makkah).
When is Eid al Adha 2017?
As the feast festival is approaching, the Hajj 2017 pilgrimage and its ritual will start on August 23 this year. The Fiqh Council of North America, the United States has said it would follow the Eid date declared by the Mecca authorities. Moreover, the European Council for Fatwa and Research will also follow the same.
As per the religious belief, Eid ul Adha is celebrated on the day when Prophet Abraham was about to sacrifice his son, but God asked to offer an animal instead. So, he sacrificed a goat. Eid al Adha in Arabic actually means the “festival of sacrifice”.
The festival is celebrated for four days. However, the public holidays vary from one nation to another.
In Turkey, the festival will be observed for nine days. Thus, there will be a 9-day public holiday for Eid. It is known as Qurban Bayram in Turkey. Thus, the nation will start celebrating it on September 1 until September 4.
Like Eid al-Fitr 2017, the UAE, Kuwait, and Bangladesh seem to celebrate the fest over 9 days, and the dates would be same as of Turkey. The Philippines has been observing Eidul Adha as a public holiday since 2002.
The news agency Barq said that Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Turkey, and Japan would celebrate Bakra Eid on September 12. Oman will observe the first day of Bakrid on the same date as above as told by Awqaf and Religious Affairs ministry.
Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India are going to celebrate it on September 13, the next day of the UAE. However, the South India will observe it a day early as the moon was sighted on Friday.
Muslims slaughter an animal and then distribute its meat after cooking to family, friends, and those in need.