What Is Eid ? Eid is the biggest festival of the Muslims. They celebrate Eid twice a year. One is Eid-Al-Fitr and the other one is Eid-Al-Adha. After one month of fast, Muslims celebrates Eid-Al-Fitr.It is celebrated on the first day of Hijri month Shawwal. And Eid-Al-Adha is the day of sacrifice. It is celebrated during the Hajj. Muslims celebrates it in remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice towards ALLAH. Eid-Al-Fitr is the day of celebration and merry making after the month of Ramadan. After a month of strict fast, it is the day of feast. Muslims are not permitted to keep fast only on this day of Shawwal. As Hijri months depends on the new moon, Eid-Al-Fitr occurs in different days in different countries.
Importance and Significance of Eid-Al-Fitr :- Eid-Al-Fitr is the festival of joy, happiness and feast. The day is considered as a gift of ALLAH to the people who observed the Ramadan fast wholeheartedly. Also, Muslims shows their gratitude to ALLAH for helping them in fulfilling their fast properly. On this day, wearing new clothes and perfume is a Sunnah. Muslims performs the Eid-Salat in the early morning of the Eid day. Every Muslim family prepares special sweet dish ‘Semai’ along with other traditional dishes and various kinds of tasty foods like kebab, chicken/beef roast, pulao, biriyani etc. Family and friends goes to visit each other to share their joy with everyone. People gives gifts to each other on the occasion of Eid.
Though the Eid-Al-Fitr is of only one day, most of the people celebrates it for three days. In Muslim dominated regions, the schools, colleges and offices are given a three days holiday. They pass their Eid day by participating in family and social gatherings. The elders gives “Salami/Eidy”(Eid gift) to the kids. Some people distributes delicious foods among the poor people who cannot afford them and makes opportunity for them to take part on the celebration. Eid is the day, when people forget their differences and enjoy this festive day together. It is also the day of forgiveness where they forgive their enemies and set aside arrogance and ego. Every kind of people from every class participates in this great celebration of Eid. Every Muslim wishes each other saying “Eid Mubarak”. Elder people spend the day with congratulating each other and eating delicious foods. While the kids enjoy receiving gifts and visiting places. Pious Muslims spend this day by thanking Allah and enjoying the beauty of Eid.
Muslims all over the world celebrates Eid-Al-Fitr magnificently. They utilizes their learning of Ramadan and apply them on their social life. This glorious day of Eid teaches us to forget all our differences and show our gratitude to Almighty ALLAH together. It teaches us to share our happiness with everyone. Muslims celebrate this festival in a modest way and with grand feast.