Islam is one of the largest religion of the human being in this era. Pious muslims have two Eid days in each lunar calendar. One is “Eidulfitr” and other is “EidalAdha”. Eid al Fitr comes before the Eid al Adha.
Muslim nations celebrates their biggest religious festival “Eid al Fitr”, also known as “Eid ul Fitr” once a year. This is the day for enjoying with closest persons.
What and When Is Eid al Fitr:
After thirty (or twenty nine) days long time starving according to Islamic rules in arabic lunar calendars month Ramadan, every muslim deserves a day known as Eid al Fitr. Every arabic lunar calendar year’s Shawwal month’s first day is celebrated as Eid.
Background of Eid al Fitr:
From the time of Islam’s origination, the rule of taking the fasting event known as Saom or Sawm has been maintained still now and would be in the future. In this Sawm, a Muslim have to starve according to Islamic rules from dawn to dusk to make Allah happy. For this one month’s Sawm, Allah has gifted to his best creation “Eid al Fitr” as a flood of happiness.
Doings in Eid al Fitr:
Sectarian prayers are specially prayed and listen to Khutba speech from the Quran and Hadith by the Islamic monsieur. This prayers are held in large sports arena known as Eidgah and thousands of people wearing new clothes come to pray together. On this day, a rich forgets about his riches and gets mixed up with the poor people. Zakaat is a name of helping the poor with money, food, cloth or other ways in Islam.
Islam reminds every Muslim to help each other, pray to Allah and get all problems solved. Eid al Fitr is a great gift for the Muslim to one come closer to other.
Muslims invite their closest persons or relatives at their home, take super meal and enjoy together. They send invitation or welcome cards featuring the words “Eid Mubarak”.In a word, Eid ul Fitr is a joyous day for Muslims.
Celebration in Different Countries:
Eid ul Fitr is national holiday in all Muslim inhabited countries. Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan etc. celebrates Eid al Fitr on the next day when the moon is seen on the last evening of Ramadan. Every year generally Saudi Arabia and other nearest countries celebrate Eid al Fitr first. It depends on the seeing of Shawwal month’s moon.
Its a National Festivals in Bangladesh:
In Bangladesh, This day is celebrated at the same Islamic lunar calendar time. Probably July 30, 2014 (the Gregorian calendar) will be this year’s Eid al Fitr in Bangladesh and main Eid Jammat will held at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises and second one is at Baitul Mukarram Masjid, the national mosque of Bangladesh.This day people wish each other by saying Eid Mubarak is a traditional Muslim greeting. Wish in phone, SMS and other ecards greetings. Normally men wear Payjama, Panjabi and Tupi. Young girls wear Seloar Kamiz. Every Eid new fashion come to the society.
The Educational Value:
Thirty days at a stretch, Sawm teaches Muslims to understand the sorrows of surroundings. Ramadan lets them to pray accordingly and shows ways to meet the God and the truth. Eid al Fitr provides happiness among rich and poor. The relationship, brotherhood become stronger for this very day. Eid al Fitr holds up the meaning to be a living human being.