Bakr Eid being celebrated today
The Muslim community is observing Bakr Eid, the second greatest festivals of Islam, throughout the country by offering prayers in mosques and exchanging greetings with friends and relatives on Saturday.
Bakr Eid, which is also called Id-ul-Adha in Arabic, is celebrated by going on Hajj and by offering sacrifice to god.
On this day Muslims sacrifice a goat to commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim, who willingly agreed to kill his son at the behest of God.
This festival coincides with the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.
Distributing meat amongst the people and Id prayers are essential parts of the festival. The meat from the sacrificed animal is divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the other third is given to the poor and needy.
Every year, the government declares a public holiday on the occasion of Bakr Eid festival. However, this year the Muslim festival has coincided with the Dashain festivals. nepalnews.com