Ramadan 2019 : Interesting Facts about Eid al-Fitr
Here are the few interesting facts about the Islam’s biggest festival Eid al-Fitr.
“Eid al-Fitr” is a pretty literal translation of the event that’s being celebrated: “Festival of the Breaking of the Fast,” or “the Feast of Fast-Breaking.”
Eid ul-Fitr doesn’t begin until the new moon appears in the sky which means that across the world, Eid al-Fitr starts at different times and even different days, depending on location. To make it more uniform, some Muslims celebrate Eid when the new moon appears over Mecca instead of their own locations.
This festival is celebrated for three days with great fun and enthusiasm. The festival holds a three-day celebration which involves the praying, feasting, family gatherings, exchanging gifts and helping the needy, but some countries may extend it to four.
It is customary to eat breakfast before the special prayer of Eid, as Prophet Muhammad used to eat something sweet before offering his prayers.
Eid al-Fitr is a day of thanksgiving to Allah for showering the eternal blessings and giving you a chance to enjoy the blessings of the month of Ramadan.
Eid al-Fitr is the day of celebrating the happy end of Ramadan. Many sweet treats and delicacies are consumed to celebrate the sweet end of this holy month. Different traditional sweet dishes are made, like sevaiyaan in India, Ketupat in Indonesia, Baklava in Turkey.
The Eid prayer is different from the regular prayer known as Adhaan. The special prayer can be done anytime between the Ishraq (dawn) and Zawal (midday) prayers.
Muslims usually give a special gift of money to charity also known as Zakat-ul-Fitr which is collected and given to Muslims who are poor or in need.
On the special occasion of Eid al-Fitr, people visit the local Masjid for prayers and greet each other “Eid Mubarak.” It’s the typical saying during this festival.
On the beautiful occasion of Eid al-Fitr, people offer online gifts of accessories, money, flowers and sweets with Eid Mubarak sayings. These gifts are called the “Eidi.”