Five Interesting Facts To Know About Eid al-Adha Or 'Bakra Eid'

| September 7 , 2016 , 13:10 IST
[caption id="attachment_223872" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Five Interesting Facts To Know About Eid al-Adha Or 'Bakra Eid' Five Interesting Facts To Know About Eid al-Adha Or 'Bakra Eid'[/caption] Eid al-Adha, also known as Eid al-Kabir or Eid al-Qurban, Bakra Eid is falling on September 10, this year. Here are seven interesting facts about it. ALSO READ: Bakra Eid 2015: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sunny Leone And Other Celebs Wish ‘Eid Mubarak’ Eid al-Adha is the Festival of Sacrifice in English. It is celebrated to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to follow God’s command to sacrifice his only son, Ishmael. When slaughtering sheep on this day, a Muslim must recite ‘tusmiya’ before sacrificing a sheep and make sure it is of a certain age and in good health. The meat from the sacrifice is divided into three portions: A third for the family, a third to friends, and a third donated to the poor. In the period around Eid al-Adha, many Muslims travel to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform the popular Hajj pilgrimage. On the first morning of the festival, Muslims attend morning prayers at local mosques. It is often said that it is better to take a different route back home than the route first taken to reach the mosque. For all the latest news and updates from India and across the globe, follow us on @NewsWorldIN on Twitter and News World India on Facebook    

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[…] was no other indication on Sunday that the holy Muslim festival is just two days away. ALSO READ:Five Interesting Facts To Know About Eid al-Adha Or ‘Bakra Eid’ The traditional animal bazaars bustling with sellers and buyers that generally mark the festival […]