Eid Festival

"Eid- Celebrating the Quintessence of Harmony and Brotherhood"
Eid is a sacred celebration when the Muslims come together and hug each other with promises of charity, kindness, harmony and brotherhood. This festival is not about being happy but to make others happy and nurture their desires. The Islam community from all across the globe shows their gratefulness to Allah for everything they own. There are two kinds of Eids that are celebrated throughout the globe with great fervor and fun. The first one is Eid-ul-fitr and other being Eid-ul-Azha. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan (Ramjan) when the Muslims break the fast, whereas Eid-ul-Azha honors the end of the Haji Pilgrimage. Both are celebrated all over the world by Muslims.

On the day of celebration, Muslims offer gifts to those in need and celebrate it with great affection and joy. Moreover, they get together in hundreds in places like Jama Masjid to offer prayers.

  • Eid-ul-Azha Date: July 31, 2020
  • Eid-ul-Fitr Date: May 24, 2020

The Mores and Celebrations During Eid

Muslims help the needy people with food or clothes on the auspicious day of Eid. Some donate money which is called as Zakat Al Fitr and is believed to be a duty of each and every pious Muslim during Ramadan. Muslims get up early and break their fast by having some dates. However, what adds magic to this festivity is the beautiful new clothing which is specially purchased to attend Salah. During the time, the garment stores focusing on Eid goods remain packed with customers. In addition to this, the online sites make shopping easy for the customers looking clothes on such occasions.

The Eid clothing for men includes Kurta Pajama, Mojri, Taqiyah and many more whereas for women- Salwar, Lehenga Choli, Kameez and ornate hijabs.

All those who haven't done charity can donate food to the needy. It is a main feature in celebration of Eid and there is a desert called Sevai which is made on this day for the visitors.

Eid Celebrations in Modern Times

It is a time to meet the dearest ones and celebrate it by exchanging greetings and gifts. In memory of the ancestors, people pay a visit to Graveyards which is hailed as Ziyazrat Al kub'r. Every Muslim cleans their house and put on the best outfits and jewelry to make this festival of joy more appealing. Kids get the "Eidi" as a gift from their family members.

It is a time of jollity and celebrations but while relishing mostly forget the essence of this occasion. Allah makes you realize that people shouldn't stop anyone in need as during the Eid when Muslims fast they have to sacrifice their starvation and longing for water.

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