Eid means happiness, gratitude, celebration and charm. In our religion that is Islam, there are two Eidain.
1. Eid Al Fitr
2. Eid Al Azhah
It is an important religious holiday which is celebrated by Muslims, all over the world at the end of the holy month Ramadan, which is an Islamic holy month of fasting. The Eid day is the only day during which Muslims are not allowed to fast. Muslims celebrate Eid Al Fitr after completing 29 or 30 days of Ramadan through fasting. Thus Muslims celebrate Eid Al Fitr on the first day of Shawwal (the holy month). Any lunar Hijri month’s date varies on the basis of new moon observed by local religious authority. So the exact day of celebrating Eid differs by locality. However, most of the countries used to celebrate the Eid day on the day Saudi Arabia celebrates Eid.
There is a particular salat (Islamic prayer) offered on the day of Eid Al Fitr that consists of two Rakats and in general it is offered in an open ground or a big hall. Before praying Eid salat Muslims pay the Zakat and Fitrana so that our poor Muslim brothers could also take part in Eid celebrations.
After praying Salat every Muslim wishes Eid to each other. Male Muslims come back to home and used to give Eidi and different gifts to their siblings. Females used to make different dishes containing sweet dishes and other delicious meals too. They stay in their homes and welcome their husbands, brothers, sons and others when they come back to home.
Young girls on the night before Eid day prepare themselves with so many stuffs of celebrating Eid in a good way. They also like to make beautiful and unique designs of mehndi on their hands. They used to wear gay color clothes and bangles and also used to wear makeup to amuse themselves.
Young boys used to hang out with their fellow friends and also go out for an outing. The long and short of it is that the Eid day is full of celebrations and happiness.Publisher: Fadiyah Sameh