On one fateful night, the Prophet Ibrahim experienced a vivid dream-vision. In the dream, God Almighty appeared before Ibrahim and commanded him to sacrifice his beloved son Ismail as an act of obedience and submission.
As Ibrahim’s devotion to God was nothing short of absolute, he took Ismail to the top of Mount Arafah and braced himself to make the ultimate sacrifice. But just as he was about to slaughter Ismail, the archangel Jibril appeared before the patriarch with a ram in tow. Jibril then revealed that Ibrahim’s faith had been vindicated and that the ram was to be sacrificed as a ransom for his son.
Reflecting on Ibrahim’s obedience, devotion and submission, Muslims around the world have since honored Eid al Adha as the Day of Sacrifice. As we draw nearer to the commemoration of this inspiring event, here are the dates, calendar and guide to celebrating Eid al Adha 2023 in Bangladesh.
Eid ul Adha 2023 public holiday in Bangladesh
As for Eid ul Adha 2023 in Bangladesh, it is expected that the public holiday will be from 28 June to 30 June 2023. However, the exact dates of the holiday may change depending on the sighting of the moon. Some workers may also have an optional holiday on 1 July 2023.
How is Eid ul Adha celebrated in Bangladesh?
In Bangladesh, the day of Eid ul Adha typically begins with morning prayers at local mosques or open fields. Muslims warmly greet one another with open arms, exchanging the wishes of “Eid Mubarak” and “Eid Saeed” to celebrate the auspicious occasion.
The most significant observance of Eid ul Adha in Bangladesh is the symbolic reenactment of Ibrahim’s obedience by sacrificing an animal such as a goat, cow, camel, or sheep. The meat is then shared among family, friends, neighbors, and the less fortunate. People chant the takbir out loud before and after the Eid ul Adha prayers on the first day.
Both men and women, as well as children, dress up in new clothes and festive attire to mark the occasion with enthusiasm and joy. Bangladeshis often invite friends and family over to share the Eid ul Adha meal together. People also make it a point to visit their loved ones and exchange gifts during this time. Some traditional foods for Eid ul Adha include biryani, korma, rezala, firni, and jilapi.
Eid ul Adha 2023 prayer time in Bangladesh
The timing for the Eid ul Adha prayer has yet to be announced as we are still waiting for the official dates from the moon sighting. On the day of Eid ul Adha, Muslims throughout Bangladesh will offer prayers at mosques and outdoor places of worship. The prayer time will usually be around 15 to 20 minutes after sunrise in most cities and on most days of the year.