Wishing everyone celebrating Eid today, a very happy Eid AI-Fitr
The festival of Eid is here about 1.6 billion Muslims all around the globe are busy celebrating the holy festival. In India, the celebrations will take place on June 16. After a month of fasting the festival of Eid al-Fitr, as Muslims around the world mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
“Eid Mubarak” is a greeting used during the festival – Eid means “celebration” and Mubarak “blessed”.
Eid al-Fitr is “the feast of the breaking of the fast” that begins when the moon rises on the final day of Ramadan. Eid is marked with a special set of prayers on the first morning of the festival, followed by the first daylight meal in a month, usually shared with friends and family. Many return to their family homes to celebrate. Ramadan lasts between 29 and 30 days, with the exact dates varying from one year to the next, based on the lunar calendar.
The timing of Eid can vary from country to country and community to community, with some following the moonrise in Mecca, and others using local sightings. A vast array of sweet dishes and treats are prepared and consumed
Here’s wishing all our readers Eid Mubarak!