New Delhi: The holiday for Bakrid will now be observed on Tuesday (September 13, 2016) and not on Monday (September 12), the Centre said on Monday.

Earlier, the holiday for Eid al-Adha was declared for September 12 in the national capital.

“Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the Id-ul-Zuha holiday to September 13, in place of September 12 as notified earlier, for all central government administrative offices at Delhi,” an official order issued to all ministries said.

Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakrid, is the second of Muslim festivals celebrated worldwide each year. The festival is celebrated to honour the willingness of prophet Ibrahim, who sacrificed his son, as an act of submission to God’s command.

Every year, thousands of Muslims sacrifice goats, buffalos and camels on Eid al-Adha.


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