Eid al Fitr Festival is part of the lives of Muslims and people from different parts of the world celebrate this festival every year. There are some basic concepts of this festival like festivity, business, socialism and much more. If you are looking for useful information about this event, then you are in right place. There are some interesting facts about this festival. Stay with me!
Eid al Fitr is a famous religious festival for Muslims. People from different parts of the world celebrate this Eid after Ramadan. It was first celebrated by Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) in 624CE following a victory in battle.
Moreover, it begins on the first day of Shawal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar that marks the end of Ramadan. Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations last for up to three days. It involves feasting, praying, giving gifts and also charity.
Ramadan is an Islamic holy month of fasting. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It lasts between 29 and 30 days of dawn to sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. Moreover, its basis on a new moon announces by local religious authorities at the end of Ramadan.
The holiday, considered one of the most important in the Islamic faith, has its own particular set of prayers, which Muslims will recite in congregation often in parks, community centers or at mosques. Muslims celebrate Eid al Fitr Festival according to the lunar calendar every year.
How is Eid al Fitr Festival Celebrated?
There are many ways to celebrate this festival, but some things are part of the tradition on this day. Every Muslim follow these traditions to enjoy the blessings from Allah. I hope you will also enjoy all these traditions on this special day. Let’s talk about different ways to celebrate Eid:
A wide variety of celebrations takes place during Eid, the first of which is a unique set of prayers for this occasion, known as Salat al-Eid. Muslims will generally gather at different places including mosques or in outdoor locations to carry out prayers on the first morning of the festival before sitting down with family and friends for breakfast.
After offering Eid prayer, Muslims usually disperse to visit various family and friends, make visits to graveyards, and make phone calls to distant relatives to give Eid wishes. Standard greetings used during Eid are Eid Mubarak which is the Arabic of Blessed Eid and Happy Eid.
Zakat al Fitr
Another important Eid tradition on Eid-ul-Fitr is the Zakat al-Fitr. Zakat-al-Fitr is a charity given to the poor and needy at the end of Ramadan, and the main aim of this charity is to providing the needy with enough so they too can join in the feast and celebrate the Eid.
Eid al Fitr is a time of abundance, not just abundant food but the exchange of gifts is another part of the festival. Especially, people give gifts to their children on this special day of Eid. These gifts of money, accessories, etc. are notes, which are then put in envelopes to distribute as an “Eidi.” For children, the most exciting part of Eid is receiving Eidi from their elders, and they then compare notes on who got how much Eidi.
Feasting on Eid
Eid al Fitr 2020 is indeed a celebration that revolves heavily around food. Many Muslims call the Eid-ul-Fitr as Sweet Eid because on that occasion special traditional foods, especially sweet treats, date-filled pastries, butter cookies with almonds or pine nuts, and spice cake may be served.
The sweetest food on Eid is warm sweet vermicelli milk. May Allah accept our fasts and good deeds in the month of Ramadan and makes our Eid blissful! Ameen.