Bakrid 2020 in India – July 31/August 1st 2020

Public Holiday for Bakrid is July 31st and August 1st 2020

As per DOPT OM Dated 18th June 2019, Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during 2020, the Bakrid holiday falls on August 01, 2020 Saturday. Bakrid will be celebrated on August 1, in Goa. Eid al-Adha 2020 in India will begin in the evening of Thursday, 30 July and ends in the evening of Friday, 31 July.

Public holiday dates will be Friday, 31 July Saturday and 1st August 2020. Saudi Arabia announced July 31 as the date of Eid al-Adha this year. But, it will be celebrated in India on the next day.

The Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari said that Eid al- Adha will be celebrated on August 1, as the moon was not sighted on Tuesday night. However, Kerala will celebrate the festival (also known as Bali Perunnal) on July 31.

Story behind Bakrid

Bakrid traces its history to 4,000 years ago, when the Prophet Abraham saw God in a dream, commanding him to sacrifice what he loved the most. He is said to have had an only son, Ismail (until another was born to Sarah when he and she were long past the age of reproduction).

Eid al-Adha concludes the pilgrimage to Mecca. Eid al-Adha lasts for three days and commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to obey God by sacrificing his son. The Same story appears in the Bible and is familiar to Jews and Christians


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