Eid Al Adha is popularly known as ‘feast of sacrifice’ celebrated by Muslims across the world that falls on the tenth day in the final month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar, Dhu-al-Hijjah. The occasion marks the conclusion of Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. This year the festival is likely to fall on July 9th. Eid Al Adha or ‘Grand Eid’ lasts for four days and commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to obey Allah’s command to sacrifice his son. The UAE’s Federal Authority for Government has announced a four-day Eid Al Adha holiday for the public sector.
The festival also known as Bakrid is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. During this festival, Muslim families and friends come together to pray and give alms, especially in the form of sacrificed animal meat which might be a lamb, goat, sheep, cow or camel. The animal must be in good health condition and over an older age to be slaughtered in a halal-friendly, Islamic way.
For the good deed of the sacrifice, every person has to contribute a portion. Since a goat equals one portion, a big family would go for a camel or cow for the celebration of the feast. Families then divide the meat into portions, one part will be enjoyed along with family & friends, the second part will be distributed to close ones who are not present at the gathering and the final share will be given to the poor. Families that have not conducted a sacrifice will often purchase halal meat for their meal and donate money to the charity instead.
The Muslim families wake up early in the morning, take a shower and traditionally dress in new clothes. The celebration of Eid Al Adha begins with a special prayer, ‘Salat al-Eid’ followed by a sermon called a Khutbah. This is then followed by animal sacrifice. The rest of the day is devoted to visiting the houses of friends, neighbours and close ones. They exchange the Arabic greeting, ‘Eid Mubarak’ and swap gifts.
Must Try Eid Styles
Fashion plays a significant role in any kind of occasion. We all love to dress up in new clothes on this auspicious occasion. Not to mention, many stores include exclusive Eid collections at the time of Eid and showcase different unique styles and traditional modest wear to attract customers. Here is a guide to Eid styles for men, women & kids.
Marcel Embellished Kaftan for Women
Pankaj & Nidhi’s Marcel Embellished Kaftan is a must to try from Ounass. Designed with an A-line silhouette, the kaftan is crafted with rich traditional embroidered details. This full-length dress is characterised by metallic appliques across the sleeves and bodice.
Formal Thobe for Men
Thobes are full-length dresses with long sleeves that look like robes or tunics. This traditional Arabic dress is a symbol of royalty, social status and prosperity. Apart from the regular white thobes, pick the grey thobe from Mihyar which comes with Mandarin collar, concealed zipper placket and cuff sleeves.
Embroidered Floral Dress for Girls
Little Misdress White Embroidered Rose dress available at VogaCloset is a perfect choice for your baby girl. The frock has mini rose embroidery and fabric belt along the waist.
Navy Blue Suit for Boys
Boys classic Navy-Blue Suit by Boss is made of a soft and comfortable fabric. The jacket is completely lined with matching front buttons and pockets. The trousers have an elasticated waistband allowing for some breathing space.
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Food Varieties to Try in Bakrid Celebrations
Sharing a meal with family & friends plays an important role on Eid Al Adha. Muslims across the world commonly eat meat-based meals of kebabs, biryani and curries.
Haleem is a popular dish that people prefer the most. A stew of minced mutton is slowly cooked with wheat or barley till it becomes a fine paste. Maqluba is a traditional one-pot Arabian dish which consists of meat, rice and fried vegetables and is flipped upside down to serve it. For chicken lovers, chicken tagine is a must dish to try, the slow cooking process infuses the meat with rich flavours. Have this curry with Thareed Laham, an Emirati flatbread layered with lamb stew. Kabsa is a mixed rice dish originating from Saudi Arabia cooked with chicken in a broth of spices and tomatoes.
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Gifts are a perfect choice to express your love and gratitude towards your dear ones. This festive season presents lovable gifts to your special ones to spread happiness. It is quite hard to find a perfect gift, so we have made it easy for you by listing gift ideas for Eid Al Adha. We have got you covered with the best gift picks both budget-friendly stuff and expensive ones. For men who love to be stylish here are a few gifting options. A Grid bag from Gucci, Mask 364 sunglasses, Waterfront mule from Louis Vuitton or a Stone Island baseball cap are a good choice for fashion-conscious personalities.
For men, those who love art, calligraphy wall art from Aura or camouflage-print face masks by Gap would be a nice pick. As most women are beauty conscious, Huda Beauty’s Nymph highlighting powder, Liht Organics liquid liner, Libre perfume, Sephora’s Fenty Beauty lipstick or Charlotte Tilbury’s eyeshadow palette would impress them. Fashionistas would love Ziba earrings, Marks & Spencer Macrame bag or Nicholas Kirkwood shoes. Pick your gift from these suggestions for your close ones to brighten their day on this special occasion.
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Eid Al Adha Sales, Offers & Coupon Codes
Every year sales take a surge on the occasion of Eid as people keep wandering around the malls looking out for the best discounts and visiting their favourite stores to shop endlessly. This year the scenario might be a bit different, keeping in mind the current situation many people are willing to purchase clothes, accessories, gifts and much more at e-commerce stores. The online stores are in a race to offer spectacular eid deals on all categories and also have introduced an exquisite range of Eid collection for the entire family.
Dive in to try the latest unique styles on the festival day, and also purchase gifts for your family, friends, neighbours and close ones at much better prices. For kids not only on clothing but there are also mind-boggling offers on their favourite toys, video games and gaming consoles too. If you are planning to gift your kid from one of these items then this is the right opportunity to surprise them. Buy all your essentials required for you and your family at renowned e-commerce stores like Noon, VogaCloset, Splash, Ounass, Modanisa, Junior Couture, Ferns N Petals etc. Shop more to save more on this festive season.
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On a special occasion, dress up yourself in brand new clothes and perform prayers with your family. Enjoy Eid Al Adha along with your family & friends by hosting a grand feast. Indulge in an authentic range of traditional Arabic styles & dishes, pay a visit to your neighbours & loved ones and spend quality time with them. Donate some money for charity to the needy and cherish the real festive spirits. Eid Mubarak!