What is Eid Al-Fitr?
Eid Al-Fitr is one of the two glorious festival celebrated by the muslim community. Eid Al-Fitr is also known as festival of breaking fast. It is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal month. Shawwal is the tenth month of the Islamic lunar calendar that marks end of Ramadan. Since, the sighting of the new moon marks the beginning of Ramadan, the day varies across different geographical regions. Ramadan is Islamic holy month of fasting where the muslims commence fasting dawn-dusk for the entire month. They do nightly feasts where they feast after the sunset.
Significance of the Festival
Prophet Muhammad, who was the founder of Islam commenced Eid Al-Fitr. It is believed that during the month of Ramadan, prophet Muhammad got the first revelation of the Holy Quran. The festival is also celebrated to pay respect to Allah for bestowing them with strength and forbearance to complete a month long fasting ritual.
How is it Celebrated?
Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated with immense joy and happiness. Devotees offers prayers in mosques by reciting Namaz. During the occasion, the families get together and exchange blessings and greetings. The festival is celebrated for three long days. People celebrate the festival by wearing new clothes and greets each other by wishing “Eid Mubarak” to their friends and families.