Akrid means Eid of Sacrifice. It is also called Eid-ul-Azha. It is a festival that expresses the spirit of sacrifice for one’s duty. This year Bakrid will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 21.
History of Bakrid :-
Allah ordered Hazrat Ibrahim to try. He was ordered to sacrifice the thing he loved. Hazrat was in trouble. They wondered what they loved the most, which they should give up. Then his eyes fell on his son Hazrat Ismail. They thought that they would sacrifice their son because they loved him so much. They set out to sacrifice their son. They blindfolded them so that their hands would not stop at the time of sacrifice, and made the sacrifice.
But when he took off the bandage, he saw that his sons were fine. A sheep was cut on the sand. It is said that Allah, pleased with the spirit of his sacrifice, gave life to his son. Since then the sacrifice of animals was considered as the command of Allah and the festival of Bakrid started being celebrated. On the day of Bakrid, people wake up early in the morning and take a bath and wear new clothes. They offer Eid prayers at Idgah. After namaz they hugged each other. They congratulate Eid. After this the animal sacrifice begins.