Understand Eid Al-Fitr in 200 Words
- End of Ramadan
- Worldwide Celebration
- Eid Al-Fitr literally means the ‘feast of fast-breaking’
- Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting
- Eid is celebrated over a three day period in Islamic countries
To cut it short
While celebrations may vary from country to country, the basics remain the same. Gatherings to sight the moon, decorating and cleaning homes, family and friends visits and exchange of gifts, marking solidarity and brotherhood linger across all nations of the world. Muslims wear new clothes and offer a special prayer at mosques. While the children receive money in the form of Eidiyat, the elders happily involve themselves in the practice of giving. Eid Al-Fitr is observed with great enthusiasm. Delicious food and drinks are an indispensable part of this holy festival. People prepare luscious traditional sweets and cuisines to celebrate the festival. In addition, the festive spirit surrounds not just a household, but the entire city, nation and the world. People also visit neighborhood amusement parks, countries and sight-seeing locales to bask in the glory of the blessed festival. So have fun this Eid and stay blessed. Eid Mubarak!