Eid al-Fitr today is celebrated worldwide by all the Muslims ,as it marks the end of month long dawn to sunset fasting of Ramadan.

Happy Eid al -Fitr 2024

Eid al-Fitr the Muslim festival celebrated worldwide is also known as “Festival of Breaking Fast” marks the conclusion of Ramadan, the sacred month of fasting in Islam. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, holding special significance as it commemorates the period when the Quran was revealed.

During the Eid celebration, Muslims greet each other by saying ‘Eid Mubarak’, which is Arabic for “Blessed Eid”. As it comes after a month of fasting, sweet dishes and foods are often prepared and consumed during the celebration. Muslims typically decorate their homes, and are also encouraged to forgive each other and seek forgiveness.

In countries with large Muslim populations, it is normally a public holiday with most schools and businesses closed for the day. Practices differ by country and region.

Eid is a public holiday in India. The holiday begins after the sighting of the new moon on chand raat. On that evening, people head to markets to finish their shopping for Eid, for clothing and gifts, and begin preparing their food for the next day. Traditional Eid food often includes biriyani, sheer khurma, and sivayyan, a dish of fine, toasted sweet vermicelli noodles with milk and dried fruit, among other regionally-specific dishes.

Mehendi celebration during Eid al- Fitr.

Women and girls also put mehendi henna on each others’ hands. In the following morning, Muslims go to their local mosque or Eidgah for Eid Namaz and give Eid zakat before returning home. Afterwards, children are given Eidi (cash gifts) and friends and relatives visit each others homes to eat and celebrate.

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