Eid is just around the corner, and Muslims all over the world celebrate with happiness. This special occasion marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, it is a time of joy, reflection, and celebration. On Eid, families and friends gather together to share meals, exchange gifts, and engage in acts of charity and goodwill towards others.
The importance of this occasion for Muslims
Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar. It is a celebration for Muslims all over the world as a time of spiritual renewal, reflection, and joy. The festival marks the end of the month-long fasting period of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk every day. Eid is expected to be celebrated on April 22, 2023.
Traditions of Eid ul Fitr
The traditions of Eid vary from country to country, but they all share a common theme of love, faith, and community. Some of the most common traditions include the following
Muslims gather in mosques or open areas to offer special Eid prayers on the morning of the first Shawwal. The prayer is led by an imam and includes a khutba on the importance of Eid and the significance of Ramadan.
Muslims are encouraged to give to the poor and needy during Eid. This can be in the form of Zakat (alms-giving) or Sadaqah (voluntary charity)
Eid Mubarak is a time for feasting and celebration. Families and friends gather together to share meals and exchange gifts. Some of the most common dishes served during Eid include Sweet Vermicelli, Biryani, Kebabs, Haleem, Tikka, Nihari, Sekh Kabab, Shami Kabab, Kheeer, Lab e Shireen, and the most favorite and traditional dish is Sheer khurma.
Muslims traditionally dress up in their finest clothes on Eid Mubarak. It is common to wear new clothes and to apply henna on hands and feet.