The holy month of Ramadan – which started on June 6 – will finally be concluded on July 7 with Eid Al-Fitr festival. The festival begins from ‘Chand Raat’ or the ‘New Moon Night’ and motivates people to do good deeds as the word ‘Fitr’ itself means ‘charity’.
Here is how it is celebrated:
Muslims around the globe celebrate this festival with a great zeal. They wake up early in the morning, take a shower and get dressed up in their best attire.
Some visit mosques to offer prayers, while some perform rituals at their home only.
Usually, men join community prayers which are conducted either in an open field or a large hall, while women offer their prayers with their folks at home.
After offering prayers, they offer Zakat al-Fitr to poor which means doing charity.
People then exchange gifts with family and friends and greet each other with the grace of Allah by wishing ‘Eid Mubarak’!
And at last but not the least, after greeting and gifting come party time, where people gorge on mithi sevaiya and other mouth watering dishes.