Bakrid 2011 Date, Eid al adha 2011 date, history, stories
Bakrid or eid ul adha or eid al adha is one of the prominent festivals for Muslims across the world. Eid al adha is celebrated as a festival of sacrifice. Ramzan or Ramadan and bakrid or eid ul adha are the major festivals for Muslims. Ramzan is said to be festival of fasting and bakrid is the festival of sacrifice and feast with mutton.
Bakrid (eid al adha) 2011 date: There is no fixed date for bakrid. Bakrid (Eid al adha) 2011 falls on the 10th day of Dhul Hijja month of Islamic calendar. Dhul Hijja is the last month of Islamic calendar. In this month Muslim devotees from across the world take a pilgrimage to macca. This year Bakrid 2011 is falling on 7th November 2011. Public Holidays are observed in Muslim countries and where Muslim population is prominent like UAE,Oman,Qatar,Saudi Arabia,India andPakistan.
Other names for bakrid festival: Eid-el-kibir ( the big eid), baqri eid,barieid, baed eid, , Qurban bayram, Kurban bayram, Kurban bajram, , bakri eid, Kurban eit,
History of bakrid 2011 / stories about Eid al adha: Prominent significance of bakrid is that according to god’s command, Prophet Abraham prepares to sacrifice his son Ishmael on the day of bakrid. But god replaces his son with sheep and Abraham sacrifices the sheep to the god. This way Muslims offer sheep, goat or camel depending on their financial ability. They distribute the meat among friends and relatives. One third is given to the poor, one third to friends and relatives and the remaining to be kept for the members of family. Muslims devotees offer feast with meat to near and dear. This way the festival is enjoyed.