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Bakrid 2020 in India on August 1, Eid Al-Adha Moon Not Sighted, Announces Delhi Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari

New Delhi, July 21: The date of Bakrid 2020 in India was declared on Tuesday by Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari. The festival, also referred to as Bakra Eid or Eid al-Adha, will be celebrated on August 1 in the nation, announced Bukhari. The announcement came shortly after Ruet-e-Hilal committees in several parts of the nation convened to attempt sighting of the new moon.

The crescent, which would had marked the start of Dhul Hijjah or the final month of Islamic calendar, was not seen on Tuesday. Had the moon been spotted, then Eid al-Adha would had been celebrated on July 31. When is Bakrid 2020? Eid al-Adha Date And Significance, Story, Food Preparations And Celebrations Related to The Muslim Festival.

Delhi Shahi Imam Confirms Bakra Eid Date

The festivities would remain dampened due to the outbreak of coronavirus in all parts of the nation. Most state governments have barred congregational prayers. Livestock markets are also closed in most provinces to prevent violation of social distancing norms.

Nearly two months ago, Eid al-Fitr or the Eid after the holy month of Ramzan was also observed by the Muslim community under restrictions. The congregational prayers were not held due to the fear of COVID-19 transmission.

While Eid in India will be observed on August 1, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other parts of Middle East, along with several nations of Africa, would observe the festival on July 31 as their lunar calendar is a day ahead of the Indian subcontinent.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 21, 2020 09:13 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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