What is Eid-ul-Fitr:

The end of the Ramadan marks the beginning of the 'Eid-ul-Fitr' or 'Eid of Fitr' also known as 'Ramadan Eid'. Eid occurs on the first day of the Shawwal, the tenth month of Islamic calendar. According to the history of Islam and traditions, on the last day of Ramadan after sunset, people start sighting the crescent moon. As soon as the moon (hilal) is spotted the celebrations for the Eid-ul-Fitr popularly known as the "Festival of Breaking of the Fast" begins for all the Muslims.

History of Eid-ul-Fitr:

• It is believed that holy book Quran was revealed to prophet Muhammad during this month. It is believed that during this month the gates of hell are closed and the gates of heaven are open.
• Another event which took place during the month of Ramadan was the battle of Badr, the battle between the inhabitants of Mecca and Medina.
• It's the month to thank Allah for that he has given to human being. During daylight all the Muslims devote themselves to pray to Allah. Once the crescent moon is sighted it s the time to break the fast and get over with the Ramadan month and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.

On Eid-ul-Fitr:

Before the day of Eid, during the last few days of Ramadan, each Muslim family gives a determined amount as a donation to the poor. On the day of Eid, Muslims gather in outdoor locationsto perform the Eid prayer. After the Eid prayer, Muslims usually scatter to visit various family and friends, give gifts and exchange greetings, and make phone calls to relatives to give well-wishes for the holiday.

Celebrations Around the World:

Eid Festival is celebrated by all countries which follows muslim religion and all muslims across the world. In most Muslim countries, the entire 3-day period is an official government/school holiday. It is also celebrated in India, USA, UAE, Turkey & Canada.


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