Eid Mubarak 2020: What is Eid al-Fitr, History, Significance and Celebrations
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of the Shawwal month. Muslims celebrate it as the day of Allah bestowing them with strength, blessing, and endurance until the next Ramzan or Ramadan.
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of Muslims. Muslims all over the world follow the lunar calendar to decide the date of Eid. It varies from date to date depending on the moonsighting. Eid al-Fitr also marks the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. The name Eid al-Fitr literally translates to “Festival of breaking fast”. Also Read | When Is Eid Al-Fitr 2020 And How Is It Different To Eid Al-Adha?
What is Eid al-Fitr?
Eid or Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan. This is a day of celebration for Muslims across the world after a period of fasting, praying, and good deeds. Eid marks an auspicious occasion for Muslims and they are not allowed to fast on this day.
It is highly believed that fasting in Ramadan increases the rewards by 70 times than in normal days. Ramadan brings in peace, prosperity, where Muslims devote themselves to a righteous and religious cause. Also Read | CHECK Out These EID Special Mehndi Designs For Your Beautiful Hands!
It is believed that Prophet Muhammad got the first revelation of the Holy Quran during Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated as an end to fasting from dawn to dusk and the beginning of a new month. Muslims highly believe that praying in Ramadan rinses them of off
their sins and bad habits. Also Read | Eid Al-Fitr 2020: What Is The Importance Of Moon Sighting On The Last Day Of Ramadan?
The day of Eid al-Fitr begins with Muslims across the globe taking part in their Eid prayer. It is a day of celebration and Muslims celebrate it with high gusto. People wear new clothes
and hug each other greeting “Eid Mubarak”, meaning “have a blessed Eid”. Eid celebration is incomplete without the mention of its delicacies. From the mouthwatering siwayi, shirkhurma to Kebab and Nihari, it is the dishes that are irresistible. One of the five pillars of Islam is giving alms to the poor, devotees practice giving Zakat to the poor on this day.
This year Eid is believed to fall on the 24th of May but it may depend on the moonsighting.