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Muslims across Nepal observing Eid al-Adha or Bakra-Eid

The Nepal Weekly
June 18, 2024

One of the most significant holidays in the Islamic calendar falls on Monday, June 17.

The festival is observed on the 70th day after Eid-al-Fitr or Ramadan. Eid al-Adha, known as the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’, is a joyous occasion, and food is a hallmark, with devout Muslims purchasing and slaughtering animals and sharing two-thirds of the meat with the poor.

On this day, Muslims visit their nearest mosque after a morning bath and attend a mass prayer to recite Namaz. After Namaz, they exchange greetings by embracing one another.

In Kathmandu, the followers of Islamic faith gather at Nepali Jame Masjid (mosque) on Durbar Marg and at Kashmiri Masjid. The government has declared a public holiday on Monday to mark Eid al-Adha, the second-largest festival of the Muslim community.