Eid-ul-Adha, alternatively known as Bari Eid, is considered an essential Islamic holiday observed by Muslims nationwide. The day starts with prayers and a special sacrifice, while everyone comes together to share and enjoy the festivities and blessings. While this three-day event is celebrated with fervour in all parts of the world, the festivities observed in Pakistan are simply extraordinary.
In this blog, we have compiled some best things about Eid-ul-Adha in Pakistan that you will experience nowhere else in the world.
Best Things About Eid-ul-Adha in Pakistan
Since we have already shared some amazing ideas for Eid home décor to help you welcome the occasion in a traditional way, it’s time to discuss the best things about the Eid celebrations in Pakistan:
One of the best things about Eid-ul-Adha in Pakistan is barbecue parties. If you hear a Pakistani say that they can’t wait for the Eid festivities, it most likely means they can’t wait for all the get-togethers where they will be able to enjoy a massive spread of various traditional delicacies while spending quality time with their loved ones.
It won’t be wrong to say that the three-day festival is incomplete without succulent seekh kebabs, juicy tikkas, and flavoursome boti to go with lip-smacking parathas as well as a variety of sauces and salads. These delicacies of Bakra Eid give us Pakistanis all the more reasons to be enthusiastic and cheery about these holidays.
On a side note, we have also shared a simple guide on how to make a barbecue grill at home when you are on a budget or don’t want to go through the hassle of shopping for a new kit.
From waking up early in the morning to indulging in the aroma of delicious breakfast and helping adults prepare packages of meats following the sacrifice – everything about Bakra Eid is an adventure in Pakistan. On this day, we say ‘Eid Mubarak’ to our family members, especially to the elders in the house, including grandparents, uncles, and aunts.
However, the real adventure for us Pakistanis begins way before the day of Eid, when people visit the cattle markets with their family members and friends to purchase the sacrificial animals. These animals are usually kept outside the house, where children can’t stop admiring them and getting attached to them. They also keep these goats, cows, and sheep well-fed and well-taken care of until the day of Eid.
Although it hurts a little to let them go, but we all know that they’re in a much better place.
The next thing on our list of best things about Eid-ul-Adha in Pakistan is reuniting with friends and family members. We greet and wish them ‘Eid Mubarak.’ We share the joy of this auspicious day with them with gifts, sweets, and savouries. These things strengthen the bond we have between families and communities.
Not to mention, Eid is also an important time to visit those who are ill as well as the elderly who cannot go out to celebrate the festival with everyone. The adult men of the house are also encouraged to visit the graveyard to pay respects to those who are no longer with us.
The festival of Bari Eid traditionally lasts for three days, though the official holidays for Eid-ul-Adha in Pakistan in 2022 will start on Friday and end on Tuesday. The festivities are usually followed by Eid-Milan parties and get-together, which could go on for the next couple of weeks. It also doesn’t matter if the three-day celebration falls mid-week or at the beginning of the week, because Muslims will likely celebrate it throughout the week.
Furthermore, almost everyone strives to cook something extraordinary to make the occasion even more memorable. Considering all this, it wouldn’t be wrong in saying that Eid in Pakistan is a special occasion and the food we eat on this day is always unique from our daily meals.
Sense of Sacrifice
Of all the best things about Eid-ul-Adha in Pakistan, nothing compares to sacrificing something beloved in the name of God. During the three days, every [well-to-do] Muslim across Pakistan sacrifices their beloved animals to follow the path of our beloved Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.).
So, these were some of the best things about Eid-Ul-Adha 2022. To learn more about different celebrations and festivals across the country, please stay connected to Zameen Blog – the best lifestyle and property blog in Pakistan. You can also share you thoughts and comments with us by dropping an email at email@example.com. Also, show us some love by sharing this piece and liking our Facebook page!
Happy Eid from Team Zameen!