Today, the world is celebrating one of the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims all over the world, Eid-ul-Adha or Eid-al-Adha. Falling on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, this year, it will be celebrated on July 21 in India and Saudi Arabia it is being celebrated on July 20. The festival across the globe is celebrated with much fanfare by the Muslims. For believers, people will be wishing their friends, family, and acquaintances as this is the most auspicious festival of Islam.
On this day, people visit their family and friends and celebrate the festival with gifts, greetings, hugs, and spreading love. It is believed that on the day of the Sacrificial Feast, no one should be left hungry. With the ongoing pandemic, various countries have issued different guidelines to celebrate the festival keeping in mind the Covid-19 protocols and taking proper measures against the spread.
President Ram Nath Kovid, Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu, and other leaders across the party line extended greetings to the people celebrating Eid-al-Adha or the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’ on Wednesday. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished people on Eid-ul-Adha and hoped that the ‘day spirit of collective empathy, harmony, and inclusivity in the service of the greater good.’
In his message President Kovind called “Eid-uz-Zuha is a festival to express regard for the spirit of love and sacrifice and to work together for unity and fraternity in an inclusive society.” Tweeting from the official Twitter handle of Vice President of India, Naidu wrote: “Eid-ul-Zuha, the festival of sacrifice, exemplifies ultimate devotion to God. May this Eid bring peace, harmony, and happiness in our lives.”
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The newly appointed Deputy Leader of Rajya Sabha, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, tweeted series of pics offering Namaz and wrote: “Keeping in view Corona protocol, today I offered Namaz at my residence on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha and prayed for good health and well-being of people of the country and humanity of the entire world.”
This festival is the second most important festival of Muslims as the day marks a sacrifice of cattle – goat, sheep, camel, buffalo in whatever number a person can afford. This day is also known as Bakra Eid, Bakrid, Eid al-Adha, Eid Qurban or Qurban Bayarami.