All Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid Al-Fitr at the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Eid Al-Fitr begins at the first day in Shawwal ( the month which follows Ramadan in the Islamic calendar). Eid Al-Fitr celebrations are about three days which are following the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in simple words these three days could be a festival of Fast-Breaking. It is the time for giving charity to those people who are in need to it and celebrating with friends and family members. Here we will show you how Muslims celebrate with these three days of Eid Al-Fitr.
- All Muslim parents go to buy new clothes for their kids to wear it in the celebrations to make them feel happy.
- All Muslims whether are men, women or even kids go to mosques at the early morning of the first day in Eid Al-Fitr to pray to god (to perform the Eid prayer) while wearing clean and new clothes. Then they congratulate each other by the arrival of Eid.
- After going to perform the Eid prayer, the people give gifts, toys and balloons for kids to play and to make them feel happy.
- Then they go to visit their relatives and friends to celebrate with them through eating some special desserts such as buns, biscuits and petite four and chocolate; all Muslims purchase these special desserts or make them by themselves at home as a celebration in Eid Al-Fitr.
- There is another custom of Eid Al-Fitr which is EIDIA that makes children waiting eagerly the arrival of Eid, Eidia means giving money as gifts to the children. It is a beautiful custom that carries meanings of love with the concern for the happiness of others.
- All these activities and customs traditionally continue for the three days of Eid Al-Fitr. These three days period is an official holiday in all schools and government in most of the Muslim countries.