Eid al Fitr means, festival of breaking the fast. In simple words if I explain it. Eid is an arabic word which means “festivity”, while Fitr means “breaking the fast”. This festival is celebrating for three days. Eid al-Fitr is an important religious festival for Muslims. And all Muslim gonna celebrate it worldwide at the end Month of Ramadan. On the day of Eid, the Muslims have been prohibited from fasting. After taking 29 or 30 day of fasting all Muslim gonna celebrate the first of shawal as Eid. The date for the start of any Lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. That is why in the different countries of the world the festival gonna celebrated in different days. Accept this, there are countries, that they follow Sudia Arab.
Eid al Fitr has a particular Salat ( Islamic Prayer) consisting of Two Rakats (units). All Muslim gonna pray in a comprehensive mosque or an open fiekd (Eid Gah). The prayer may be perform in congregation (Hama’at). Muslims believe that they are commanded in Islam and also mentioned in Holy Quran. That countinue their fast until the last day of Ramadan. And pay Zakat al Fitr before Eid’s prayers (Namazi Eid).
History Of Eid al Fitr
Eid al Fitr is a religious festival of Islam. Which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Every year People celebrate it in a very special manner. This festival of Eid al Fitr is not something, which Muslims have created on their won. Neither it is celebrated in a commemoration or for entertainer. This is a special gift from Allah almighty to all Muslim.
“Holly Priphet Muhammad (PBUH) came to madinah, the people had Two days in which they used to entertain and spent their time with joy and happiness. He (Prophet Muhamma) Asked? What are these Two days? They said, We used to amuse ourselves. And take pleasure in this Two days. Then the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said to them that, Allah almighty has substitute for you something batter than these Two. And that is Eid al Adah and Eid al Fitr”.
From this Hadith (Hades) it is clear that this occasion or festival of Eid is gifted by Allah almighty. So that Muslims could joy during Eid’s days.
Eid’s Prayer and Eidgah
The Eid’s prayer is performing in congregation in areas like Mosque or in open areas like field. No call prayer (Azan) is given for this Eid prayer. And it is consis of Two Rakats (Units) with an additional six Takbirs. The Eid prayer is following by Sermon (Khutbah) and then a supplication. And Asking for Allah’s forgiveness, mercy, kindness, peace for all living beings acrose the world. Eidgah is a place where all Muslims gonna perform their prayer in a congregation.
The way of Celebration
The first three day of Month of Shawal gonna celebrate as Eid. Muslims for Eid days have a common greetings and that is an Arabic words, that is “Eid Mubarak” (Happy Eid). During this three days all the schools, colleges, universities, banks, government offices, stores, most of the shopping malls… are closed.
On Eid day children are normally given a new clothes to wear throughout the Eid. Also, Women, brothers, sisters, fiance, wife, are commonly given a special gifts by their loved one on this occasion. It is customary for children to receive Eide from adult relatives. This is a small amount of money that children receive. Mostly children likes to spend that small amount of money that received from adults on all their activities throughout the Eid. On Eid day children wear their new clothes and go out to park or to their relative’s homes.
There are Gifts Involved
During this three days gifts are gonna exchange. Mostly we receive gifts from our elder, family, friends, or we might gift someone at this great occasion. It is a chance to get together and forget about everything that hurts us. The most common gifts that exchange among the youngsters is money.
Mostly the gifts that exchange among the:
- Sisters and Brothers
- Wives by their husbands
- Children by their elder relatives
- Son & daughter by their father or mother
- Friends by their friends
Eid day is the day of forgiveness for all Muslim. The most important aspect of Eid al Fitr is Asking for forgiveness. It is one the most valuable culture in Muslims community. One of the positive point about Muslims I can point out in here is. A good Muslim is asking for forgiveness from each-other on Eid day. Asking forgiveness for what he/she has done in past years, whether it was on purpose or by mistake. Muslims keep all their tensions and conflicts aside and greet each other with love, joy, happiness. And the most important things Muslims do is forgiveness. That they forgive each-other.
Eid is a great occasion for all Muslims. Because on this festival Muslims will meet each-other and greet with each other with love. It is a great chance to put all their tension aside and get together.
Eid al Fitr is Celebrating in Different Countries on Different Time and Date
On Eid al Fitr all Muslim from different countries and different places of the world wanna go to, to their homelands or hometowns to celebrate this occasion with their family, friends and relatives. During this festival family, friends,relatives meet with each other thus the member of different families interact with each other
|2019||Wednesday||5 June||Public Holiday|
|2020||Sunday||24 May||Public Holiday|
|2021||Thursday||13 May||Public Holiday|
|2022||Tuesday||3 May||Public Holiday|
|2023||Saturday||22 April||Public Holiday|
|2024||Wednesday||10 April||Public Holiday|
|2025||Monday||31 March||Public Holiday|
|2026||Friday||20 March||Public Holiday|
|2027||Wednesday||10 March||Public Holiday|
|2028||Sunday||27 February||Public Holiday|
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