Eid Ul Azha Celebration In Pakistan
Eid ul Azha in Pakistan is also known as Bari Eid/Bakra Eid/Qurbani Eid and is considered an essential Islamic holiday observed by Muslims across the country.
Eid ul Azha is a four-day celebration in Pakistan. determined each year after the sighting of the moon to mark the beginning of the Islamic month of Zilhujj .
On the 10th of the month, the day begins with heading to Eid prayers, after which they return home to slaughter the cow, goat, sheep, or camel they bought in advance from one of the many cows and goat mandis in Pakistan.
The day begins with prayers and a special sacrifice, as everyone comes together to share and enjoy the holidays and blessings.
In this blog, we have compiled some best things about Eid ul Azha 🐏 🐑 🐄🐐 in Pakistan that you will experience nowhere else in the world.
Traditions of Eid Ul Azha
Eid ul Azha concludes the pilgrimage to Mecca Eid ul Azha 🐏 🐑 🐄🐐 lasts for three days and commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) will to obey Allah by sacrificing his son.
However, before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, Allah provided a lamb to be sacrificed. In commemoration of this intervention, the animals are ritually sacrificed.
A third of its meat is consumed by the family offering the sacrifice, while the rest is distributed to the poor and needy.
As mentioned in the previous part of this blog, the global pandemic has changed the way we used to interact and celebrate eid in the past.
The Pakistani government is taking all measures to protect its citizens and limit the spread of Covid-19 by strengthening social distancing and partial blocking of commercial activities and daily life throughout the country.
Now, ultimately, it is our responsibility to protect ourselves and those around us. All you have to do is stay home and not go out until or unless there is an emergency.
Take all social distancing measures when distributing meat in your neighborhood and family. As much as you want to get together with your family and friends, we recommend that you avoid large group gatherings altogether.
Keep washing your hands and sanitizing your home from time to time.
The Best of Eid Ul Azha In Pakistan
Previously, we had discussed SOPS GUIDELINES FOR EID UL AZHA to help you welcome the occasion in a Pakistani 🇵🇰. way. And now, here are the best Bakra Eid things in Pakistan:
- Bar. B.Q Parties
- Eid Ul Azha Adventures
- Family Reunions
- Never Ending Feasts
Bar. B.Q Parties
The first and best of Eid ul Azha in Pakistan are the barbecue parties. If you hear a Pakistani say they can’t wait until Eid ul Azha, it means they can’t wait for the BBQ parties. These holidays are among the most anticipated holidays of this Eid in Pakistan.
The three-day festival is incomplete without tempting seekh kebabs of meat, kalaji,juicy tikkas, and tasty botis, mutton/beef nihari, to accompany the mouth-watering parathas, Kabuli pulao, of course. Not to mention, these Bakra Eid delicacies give Pakistanis one more reason to be excited and joyful for this festival.
Eid Ul Azha Adventures
From waking up early in the morning to the aroma of a delicious breakfast to help adults prepare meat packages, everything about Bakra Eid is an adventure in Pakistan 🇵🇰..
On this day we say “Eid Mubarak” to our family members, especially the elders of the house, including grandparents, uncles, and aunts, so that they can collect some Eidi for them.
However, the real adventure for us Pakistanis begins long before Eid day, when we go to the mandi with our family and friends to buy sacrificial animals 🐏 🐑 🐄🐐.
Once we take them home, we can’t stop admiring them and become fond of them. We keep them fed and well cared for until eid day. It hurts a little to let them go, but we all know they’re in a much better place.
Next on our list of the best things about Eid ul Azha in Pakistan is meeting old and new friends and family. We greet you and wish you “Eid Mubarak”. We share with them the joy of this auspicious day with gifts, sweets, and treats. These things strengthen the bond we have between families and communities.
Not to mention Eid in Pakistan is the day when Pakistanis make sure to visit the sick and the elderly, those who can’t go out to celebrate Eid with everyone.
Adult males in the family are also encouraged to visit the cemetery to pay their respects to those who are no longer with us.
Due to the global pandemic, family reunification would not have been the same this year. We have a responsibility to protect ourselves and those around us. You can still hold virtual meetings and bring your family together using free video calling apps.
Never Ending Feasts
The Bari Eid festival traditionally lasts for three days, while the official Eid ul Azha holidays in Pakistan start on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
The federal government on Tuesday announced three-day Eid ul Azha 🐏 🐑 🐄🐐holidays from July 20 to 22.
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) July 13, 2021
However, in Pakistan, the case is a little different: the delicacies of Eid ulAzha, including the Eid-Milan parties and festivities, could last much longer. It doesn’t matter if the three-day festival falls in the middle of the week or early in the week, Muslims are likely to celebrate it throughout the week.
Similarly, almost everyone cooks something extraordinary: something sweet, sour, or maybe something in between. Considering all of this, it would not be wrong to say that this Eid in Pakistan is a special occasion and the food we eat on this day is always extraordinary and different from our daily meals.
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