How Do Pakistanis Celebrate Eid-ul-Adha?

How Do Pakistanis Celebrate Eid-ul-Adha?

Eid-ul-Adha or “Bari Eid” is one of the two most awaited festivals in Pakistan. Although there are many ways in which this festival is celebrated all over the world, in Pakistan due to our cultural diversity, it becomes even more colorful. 

In this blog, we will show you how Pakistanis celebrate Eid-ul-Adha. In the end, we have mentioned some important things that everyone should remember while enjoying Eid-ul-Adha 2024 celebrations.

Significance of Eid-ul-Adha

Eid-ul-Adha, also known as the “Feast of Sacrifice”, reminds us of Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) sacrifice in the name of Allah. In addition, one of the biggest lessons drawn from this Eid is to share with the needy. Its celebrations start on the 10th day of Zilhaj (Dhuʻl-Hijjah). 

In Pakistan, no matter where you live, there are some common experiences shared by everyone on this auspicious day. Let’s have a quick overview of them.


Eid Prayer (Namaz Ka Time Ho Gaya)

The day usually begins with an elder reminding “Utho! namaz ka waqt ho gaya hey”. Eid Prayer is offered in Eid-gahs and Mosques. Once done, there are the customary hugs and handshakes though Covid has restricted this ritual somewhat.


Finding Butcher (Qasai Nahi Mil Raha!)

The very next challenge to meet is the finding of qasai. The wise book them in advance, those who throw caution to the wind find themselves in a tight spot when they can’t find one in time. 

If it is your responsibility to find a Qasai, and you are still unable to find one, OLX Pakistan will come to your rescue.  


Qurbani Time

Many prefer to make the sacrifice on the first day of the Eid. Some prefer to do it themselves, while others let the qasai run the show.  

Do you assist the butcher (Qasai) in the process?

Meat Distribution (Phupho Ko Gosht Dene Kon Jaye Ga?)

Now that you have meat, it’s time to distribute it. It must be divided into three equal parts – one part for the needy, one for the relatives and the last for yourself. 

Who gets the responsibility of delivering meat to the relatives in your family? Generally, it is the youngest kid.


Gathering Time (Nano K Ghar Chalain?)

After the Qurbani is done and meat is distributed, it is time for family gatherings. People visit their loved ones. Generally, most of the family members gather at the eldest family members’ house.

There is always a battle for visiting Nano ka ghar vs Dado ka ghar. Who wins the battle in your house?

Gathering of friends is also popular. However, friends mostly gather at night for barbecue parties. 


Delicious Foods of Eid-al-Adha (Main To Champain / Chops Hi Khaunga)

It is a custom in many households to have goat/cow liver for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, qorma and raan/leg roast and similar dishes are usually prepared.

In addition, champain (chops), meatballs, sajji, qeema (minced meat), paye, nihari, chapli kabab, beef biryani, etc. are some popular dishes. 

What’s the popular Eid dish in your home? 


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Dining Style for Eid ul Azha (Mera Ghar Sabse Unique)

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Do you style your dining table for the guests?


Late Night Barbecues (Let’s Party Friends)

Late night barbecue parties are common on Eid-ul-Adha. Mostly friends & families gather in house for these parties. If you are arranging a party at your home and want to buy a barbecue grill for it, visit OLX to see a variety of options.

What do you do special at barbecue parties with your friends?

Things to Remember on Eid-ul-Adha 2024

Here are some of the most important ones. 

Health Reminder (Overeating Kar Li!)

A large number of people with gastrointestinal issues visit hospitals all over the country due to overeating. To avoid, simply avoid overeating as health should be your top priority. 


Ensure Cleanliness

Cleanliness is an indispensable fundamental of faith.

Some do not think twice before leaving offal in the streets. If your street or locality isn’t clean, you should be a responsible citizen and contact the local waste management authority.  


Here are some useful numbers: 

  • Lahore Waste Management Company: 1139
  • Rawalpindi Waste Management Company: (051) 9291108 / Helpline: 1139
  • Sindh Waste Management: 021-99333710-03 / Helpline: 1128
  • Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar ( WSSP): 091 9219098 / Helpline: 1334

Watch Out for Load Shedding (Bijli Phir Chali Gai)

Some areas are still experiencing the worst bouts of load shedding. So, think before stuffing your freezer with qurbani meat. 


Avoid Loud Speakers (Itna Shor Kaha Se Aa Raha He?)

This Eid gives you the license to celebrate, not make someone’s life hell. So, do not use loudspeakers. It is unethical and may also be unlawful where you live. Unless you live in a spacious farmhouse, it is possible that there’s an elderly uncle or aunty in your neighborhood who doesn’t agree with your loud taste of music. 


We wish you a very Happy Eid from OLX Pakistan. Stay blessed and stay tuned.

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