Eid Al Adha 2017 which is also commonly known as "Bari Eid" in the culture of the sub continent mostly is the second Eid celebrated according to a specific time of the holy calendar which is the Islamic calendar. This calendar basically goes on by lunar shifts and this is how Muslims do their religious rituals and celebrate their holy days and months. Eid Al Adha 2017 is very sacred in the sense that it basically takes us back to the extremely amazing and obedient sacrifice of Prophet Abraham. Upon Allah's will, he had said yes to sacrificing his own son and Allah was extremely pleased by his obedience. He obviously did not sacrifice his son upon Allah's will later on but he was asked to sacrifice an animal instead which all Muslims do on this Eid day.
Eid Al Adha 2017 Rituals
The Eid Al Adha 2017 is not extremely pulled apart from the Eid Al Fitr in terms of the way it is celebrated but there is definitely one big difference and that is the sacrificial slaughter of an animal. It could be a cow, camel, sheep or goat. The meat that comes out of that is then distributed amongst friends and family, the poor and anyone you feel needs it. Special meals are prepared from that meat and your loved ones enjoy that feast. The most common type of family gathering on Eid Al Adha is throwing a nice and fun BBQ for your close friends and family.
Other festivities are somewhat similar as everyone wakes up early in the morning. The men go for Eid prayers where they meet and greet their relatives and friend. Eid Mubarak is wished to everyone and upon their return usually, the sacrifice is supposed to be done. There are three days for this Eid Al Adha 2017 so that sacrifice can be done on any of the three days.
Everyone dresses up in really fancy and nice clothes and meet-ups are organized. There is one sad part about this Eid though especially for the young kids that in most households, there is no concept of Eid on this Eid. This means that kids are not really given money like they are given of Eid Al Fitr as compared to Eid al-Adha 2017. However, there is no hard and fast rule for this as in some households, the elders still prefer to give the young kids some amount of money so that can join in the Eid festivities and be happy about it.
Let it be Eid al-Fitr or Eid Al Adha, both Eids bring a lot of joy and happiness to families and this is an excellent time to make sure that you spend it with your loved ones. Old disputes should be let go off and plans of mending ties amongst all should be catered to. Do not forget all your friends and relatives who are celebrating their Eid Al Adha abroad and keep them in your love and prayers.