Eid-ul-Azha on Aug 1

Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on August 01 (Saturday), as the new moon of the Arabic month of Zilhaj was not sighted in Bangladesh sky on Tuesday, reports BSS.

This was informed after a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee at the Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office after Maghrib prayers, a press release said.

The meeting was chaired by the Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Nurul Islam.
Eid-ul-Azha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's command to sacrifice his son. But, before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal, usually a sheep, goat, cow or camel is sacrificed ritually and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives. Muslims around the world observe this event.