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Eid Ul Fitr

Eid Ul Fitr

Eid ul Fitr or the feast of breaking the fast is an important festival celebrated by Muslims across the world to mark the end of Ramadan fasting. It is celebrated on the first day of Shawaal to conclude the month long fasting during Ramadan. Eid means happiness which literary means breaking the fast which is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm.

Way of excecution and activities Eid Ul Fitr

Eid ul Fitr celebrations has a religious essence and carries a lots of implications and Muslims during this festival wear their best outfits and offer congregational prayer or Namaz in a Mosque and exchange good wishes to friends and neighbors. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated with great enthusiasm with people decorate their houses and prepare luscious traditional sweets and cuisines which is an indispensable part of the festival. Muslims also donate alms to the needy on this auspicious occasion. Muslims from all walks of life rich and the poor are seen happy and a spirit of brotherhood prevails in every heart. As per the Islamic custom just before the day of Eid ul Fitr Muslim families gives the poor rice, barley, dates, rice and so on to ensure that the needy can have a good meal and participate in the Eid celebrations. This charity before breaking the fast is known as Sadagah al fitr. Eid ul Fitr is the only festival which gives great importance to sacrifice and purity of life and teaches the value of love, brotherhood and sympathy. The significance of this festival is to bring people together in harmony and gratitude. In India Eid ul Fitr is also celebrated by other communities along with their Muslim brothers which create an affectionate environment.

Similar Festivals

  • Eid ul Fitr can be compared to the Christian festival Easter where after fasting for a month a grant feast is celebrated.

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