25 September 2015, marks the celebration of Bakr Id/Eid al-Adha in India. Eid al-Adha started on Tuesday 22nd September and ended Wednesday evening 23rd September. Bakr Id (Id-ul-Zuha) which is also known as Eid al-Adha or Id-ul-Adha is a festival celebrated by Muslims, offering special prayers to Allah.

This festival has a gazetted holiday in India, as it is referred as the festival of sacrifice and the second most festival for the Muslims.

The festival is celebrated as the sacrifice of the goat (bakri) which has come from the history where Muslims believed that Allah commanded Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael. And at the last moment, God spared Ishmael and a sheep was replaced in place of Ishmael for the sacrifice, so Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha and have the meat sacrifice in it.

Many Muslims follow the tradition for the festival, wear new clothes and have an open-air prayer meeting during the Id-ul-Zuha. Muslims believe that during the festival everyone should enjoy a meat based meal, so they sacrifice a sheep or a goat and then the cooked food is divided into three parts which first is served to the family members, the next goes to their neighbors, friends and the third goes to the poor and needy.