Eid-ul-Azha is the 10th day of Jill-hazz, the 12th month of Islamic Calendar. Eid-ul-Azha is the second biggest religious festival of Islam in Bangladesh. It is also called “Korbani Eid” in Bangladesh. Like other religious festival of Islam Eid-ul-Azha also bears great significance and importance in Bangladesh.
When is the Eid-ul-Azha in Bangladesh 2014?
Eid-ul-Azha 2014 will be observed on the Saturday, 4th October 2014.
Eid-ul-Azha is always celebrated in 10th day of Jil-hazz month of Islamic calendar.
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Why Eid-ul-Azha is Important?
Eid-ul-Azha is one of the most important and significant day for Muslim. This day is also called feast of Sacrifice. This day is important because on this day Ibrahim agreed to sacrifice his only son Ismail as act of submission and command of God. Ismail also agreed to be sacrificed in obedience. On that day Muslims of the world sacrifice animal like cow, got or lamb to observe this day. Significance of Eid-ul-Azha is it teaches us faith, unity, obedience, sacrifice and sharing.
Eid-ul-Azha is also important for the Hazz in Mecca which is one of the 5 pillars of Islam. At the end of the Hazz, Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated all over the world.
How Eid-ul-Azha is observed in Bangladesh?
Eid-ul-Azha is a public holiday in Bangladesh. Bangladesh observe 3 days holiday on Eid-ul-Azha. Preparation for Eid-ul-Azha started from minimum weeks ago. Some temporary hut made for selling animals along with permanent hut. People of Bangladesh buy animals for Kurbani from there. They take special care of their animals and decorate the animals with plastic flower or garland.
On Eid day people wake up early in the morning. After Eid prayer main ritual of Eid-ul-Azha started by sacrificing animals. Women prepared delicious food with the meat of sacrificed animal and special Bangladeshi special spices. People visit their relative with their meat dishes and bread. This is a very enjoyable day for every Bangladeshi Muslim.
Eid-ul-Azha is the second biggest festival of Islam in Bangladesh. This Eid day is also similar with the Eid-ul-Fiter. But there is only one difference is in Eid-ul-Fiter no animal need to be sacrificed. Like Eid-ul-Fiter, Eid-ul-Azha is also a very important and significant day which is observed with great enthusiasm and excitement in all over the Bangladesh.