Muslims in Nepal join the global Muslim community to celebrate Bakra Eid (also known as “Eid- Al-Adha”) today, August 12, 2019.
As per religious tradition, Muslims celebrate Bakra Eid on the 70th day of Ramadan marking the end of the month-long festival.
Nepali Muslims are visiting mosques across Nepal including the Zame and Kashmiri mosques in Kathmandu to pray and offer worship on this auspicious day.
The provincial governments have declared a holiday today for Province 2 and 5.
The Muslim community begins its Bakra Eid celebrations by waking up early in the morning. Devotees then take a bath and go to the nearby mosque and read ‘Namaz’.
This is followed by exchange of greetings with friends and loved ones and then scarifying goats – Qurbani, which is the main essence of this festival.
As customary for every festival, PM Oli extended his greetings to the Nepali and global Muslim community on Bakra Eid day.
Speaking on the auspicious occasion PM Oli said, “On this occasion, thousands of Muslim followers go for Hajj pilgrimage. I want to give greetings to 1,500 Nepali Muslims who have gone to the holy cities of Mecca and Madina for Hajj pilgrimage this year.”
Prez. Bhandari also extended her best wishes to all Nepali Muslims in and outside the country, wishing them good health, happiness, peace and prosperity for the day.
Speaking on the occasion, President Bhandari expressed confidence that the festival of Eid will be helpful in promoting mutual harmony, tolerance, togetherness and fraternity among Nepali in multicultural and multi-religious Nepal.
She further said that such strong cultural diversity could help in promoting and strengthening the theme of Prosperous Nepal: Happy Nepali. She added that such strong cultural and religious diversity can promote national tourism as well.
Nepali Sansar wishes the Nepali Muslim Community a happy and prosperous Bakra Eid 2019.