Id-Ul-Fitr festival or Eid-Ul-Fitr festival, commonly known as Eid is the most important Occasions of Islamic calendar. Id ul Fitr festival is celebrated by Muslim community all over the world with great devotion and joviality. Eid ul Fitr festival denotes the end of 'Ramadan', the month of fasting and beginning of the new month namely 'Shawwal'. On the festive Occasions of Eid Muslim devotees break their fast of Ramzan with special prayer and merriment. On this auspicious Occasions special foods & delicacies are prepared and are distributed to neighbours and friends. The festival of Eid is devoted to the spirit of love, sharing, peace and brotherhood.
When is Eid-Ul-Fitr in 2008
Id-Ul-Fitr is a very important day for Muslims. Id Ul Fitr means 'festival of breaking the fast' and celebrated on the first day after sighting the moon of 'Shawaal' (tenth month of Islamic calendar) that marks the end of the month of Ramdan.
In year 2008 Id Ul Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, 1st October
Celebrations of Id-Ul-Fitr
During the auspicious month of Ramzan, Muslims observes day long fast and offer special prayers to almighty. Eid festival marks the end of Ramzan and Muslim community all over celebrates this pious festival with utmost devotion.
On the festive day of Id Ul Fitr Muslims dress-up in the new clothes, apply perfume and Muslim women decorate their hands with beautiful textures using heena and wears shimmering jewelry to celebrate the festive enthusiasm. Muslims gathers in the Mosque or a large open area to offer Special prayers of Eid. After that they wish greetings of Eid and embrace each other.
Delicious dishes like vermicelli and kheer (sweetened milk) are prepared and distributed among friends and relatives in social get togethers. On this day Muslims distribute a kind of gifts in form of food, clothes or cash to the needy person.
Legend of Id-Ul-Fitr
Id Ul Fitr is celebrated at the end of the Ramzan which is the most pious month in Islami Calendar. According to the legend, one day Prophet Muhammad had a vision in which the angel Jibril told him how Allah wanted people to live. Then Allah's words were revealed to Muhammad through the angel during the month of Ramzan, and the words were written down to form the holy Qur'an. Prophet Muhammad declared the last day of Ramzan to celebrate Id Ul Fitr and strengthening the feeling of brotherhood.