What is Eid al Fitr?
Eid al Fitr is also known as the festival of breaking fast of Ramadan. It is celebrated after the holy month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr has a particular Islamic prayer also known as salat that consists of two units (rakats) generally performed in an open field or large hall. It may only be performed in congregation and features six additional Takbirs (raising of the hands to the ears while saying “Allāhu ʾAkbar”, meaning “God is the greatest.”)
When It will be Celebrated In 2021?
The date when Eid ul-Fitr takes place is subject to the sighting of the moon, however, this must be once the blessed and auspicious month of Ramadan has concluded. Sighting of the moon varies around the world, In India Eid is celebrated from 13th May evening to 14th may evening.
How to celebrate?
Eid means happiness and it teaches you to laugh and love. It includes prayer and charity towards the poor, but it is also a day of celebration with family and friends. It is celebrated in different ways some of them are explaining below :
- Look your best: Buying new clothes for Eid is a widespread tradition and those who can not afford them also do their best for looking best at the occasion of Eid. Muslim women often decorate their hands with Heena (mehndi) the night before Eid. Men are encouraged to wear perfume or cologne.
- Break fast shortly after sunrise: Muslims are not allowed to fast on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr so they celebrated it as the “end of fasting.”Eating food before the prayer is always recommended.
- Attend an Eid prayer: Imams hold special Eid prayers in the early morning of the holiday, usually at a large central mosque, an open field, or a stadium. After the prayer is completed, worshippers embrace each other and say “Eid Mubarak,”(“Blessed Eid,”) to wish each other good will.
- Celebrate with sweet food: Eid al-Fitr is sometimes called the “Sweet Holiday,” so a special sweet usually “sawaiyan” is eaten at the celebration of Eid.
- Give to the poor: The duty to give to the poor on this day is a requirement for every Muslim who has the means to do so. Typically, each individual’s contribution is about the cost of a meal and may take the form of money, food, or clothing.
- Gifts to relatives or love ones: Eid al Fitr is a festival of joy and happiness. On this day people trade gifts to their relatives and friends. Families will often visit their neighbors and extended relatives after the morning celebration to wish them a happy holiday and exchange these gifts.
- Decor their Homes: On this holy day people decorate their homes. They spread new bedsheets on their bed and decor their home with lights.
Gifting Ideas For Love Ones :
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