1 year ago Aparna Nair 0
Eid Mubarak is a traditional Muslim greeting reserved for use on the festivals of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. Eid means “celebration” and Mubarak means “Blessed.” The celebration continues until the end of the day for Eid al-Fitr and continues an additional three days for Eid al-Adha. People usually celebrate Eid al-Fitr after the Ramadan and Eid-al-Adha in the month of Dhul Haj.
Many countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Egypt, Syria, Iraq are celebrate Eid.
Eid Mubarak 2017
Muslims who have been fasting for the last 30 days and those who have observed tarweeh are the most likely to celebrate on 25 June. In some part of the world, Eid will be celebrated on 26 June. The biggest Muslim festival, Ramadan is also known as a Ramzan in India. It was observed in this year 28 May and is likely to end on 26 June. However, the astronaut has predicted that the moon for the next lunar calendar will be sighted on 25 June and the festival will be celebrated on 26 June. The Government is likely to declare Eid holiday on 26 June.
Many countries like United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and others are celebrating Eid al-Fitr on 25 June. But the Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, are likely to celebrate it on 26 June.
Muslims, fasting for a whole one month is a religious tradition, where they restrain themselves from water and food between morning and night. Eid is the most important festival thats marks the end of the Ramadan month and a start of the Islamic month of Shawwal. Hence, Eid will be celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, which is the 10th month of the Islamic calendar.
Every year the date of the Eid al-Fitr changes. The Islamic calender originated when Prophet Mohammat migrated from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD. It is based on the phases of the moon. It becomes shorter by 10 or 12 days every year.
How they celebrate Eid?
1. Celebrate at the end of Ramadan
The Eid al-Fitr and means “Festival of the Breaking the Fast,” and occurs on the first day of the lunar month of Shawwal, after the fasting month of Ramadan.
2. Look Best
Buying new clothes for Eid is a popular tradition, to look their best. Muslim women often decorate with henna the night before Eid. Men are encouraged to wear cologne or perfume. Many people perform ghusl by taking a bath on the morning of Eid.
3. Break your fast quickly after sunrise
Muslims are not allowed to fast on Eid al-Fitr since they are celebrating the end of fasting. Eating food before you attend prayer is encouraged.
4. Attend an Eid prayer
Eid prayers in the early morning, usually at a large central mosque, an open field. In some regions, all Muslims attend this event. After the prayer is completed, worshippers embrace each other and say “Eid Mubarak,” to wish each other. The event ends with a sermon by the imam.
5. Celebrate with family and sweet food
Eid al-Fitr is sometimes called the “Sweet Holiday,” since sweet foods are eaten in celebration of the end of Ramadan fasting.
There are no requirements for the food you eat, but regional traditions include falooda, cookies, halwa, with milk, baklava, and vermicelli noodles.
6. Give gifts
Adults generally give gifts or money to the children and young people on Eid, and occasionally trade gifts between each other as well. Families will often visit their neighbors and relatives after the morning celebration to wish them and exchange the gifts.