Eid-Al-Adha being observed in Nepal

Bakr Eid

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: The Muslims community is celebrating the “Eid- Al-Adha”, also known as Bakr Eid across the world, including Nepal. The festival falls on the 10th day of Jil Hajj (New Year) of Islamic calendar.

The Muslim people visit nearby mosques and offer prayers. They hug each other and exchange messages and also recite Namaj on this day.

The festival, which is celebrated for three days, is a festival of sacrifice which is celebrated to honor the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.

But, before Abraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead.

In commemoration of this intervention, an animal is sacrificed ritually and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives.