Eid-ul-Adha or Eid-ul-Zuha in Arabic is popularly known as Bakrid in the Indian subcontinent because of the tradition of sacrificing a goat or Bakr on this day. The day is significant as the Islamic community celebrates it to commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim, who willingly agreed to sacrifice his son.
Eid is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu-al-Hijjah as per the Islamic calendar. This year, India is celebrating the Eid festival on July 21, while in Gulf countries, it was observed a day earlier, on July 20.
The Muslim community begins the celebration by visiting mosques to offer Fajr (morning prayer) that signifies peace and prosperity. They indulge themselves in this festival by sacrificing animals, known as Qurbani, and distributing them to the community and the needy.
Here’s a glimpse of Bakri Eid 2021 celebrations across the world amid the Covid-19 pandemic.