Eid ul-Fitr

0Eid Ul-Fitr, is a Muslim festival, celebrated during the month of Ramadan, where all the Muslim people fast from Sunrise to Sunset. However, on this day, they are not allowed to fast. After the full moon is seen in the month of Ramadan, the next day is followed as ‘Eid ul-Fitr’. This festival is celebrated for forgiving others over their mistakes and feasting along with everyone. During this day, the prepare sweets, wear new clothes and visit their relatives and neighbours, in order to distribute the sweets. This is followed on the first day of the month ‘Shawwal’ and is considered to be the gift from their god Allah, for fasting for a whole month.

It is also believed that no person should remain hungry on this day, since they have done fasting for a month. The charity collected are used for providing food to the people who are in need of it. And also, any kind of disputes is forbidden in this month, since this festival involves celebrations like praying and involving in special prayers and joining feasts. The date of this festive season varies each and every year. This festive celebration begins immediately after the sunset and once the spotting of crescent moon has been observed. If the crescent moon is not visible on the 29th day of Ramadan month, it will be followed the next day, after the crescent moon appears on the sky.

This festival is celebrated as a 3 day long festive and the day starts with the sweet breakfast, which is later followed by the special prayers in a mosque. Some more rituals include showing joy, going to the Eid prayer on foot, charity works, etc. In the year 2018, this festival falls on June 14th. However, the date may vary according to the sighting of the crescent moon.

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