Eid-ul-Fitr: Religious Festival of Muslims

- Pakistani

Eid-ul-Fitr is religious festival for Muslims. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity” and Fitr means “to break the fast”. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims observe fasting and participate in pious activities. At the end of Ramadan, on the first Shawal Muslims celebrate Islamic festival Eid-ul-Fitr.

Eid-ul-Fitr is a day when Muslims thank Allah for given them the will, strength and endurance to observe fast and obey His commandment during the holy month of Ramadan.

Seeing the moon of Shwal Muslims start celebrations of Eid, that night is called ‘Chand Raat’. Eid-ul-Fitr is also called ‘Meethi Eid’. Halwa Puri and Kheer are famous as breakfast on Eid-ul-Fitr.

In the morning Muslims gather in the Mosque to say their Eid Prayer. Every Muslim can be heard by saying ‘Eid Mubarak’, ‘Eid Mubarak’. Different amounts are given to relatives and friends as ‘EIDI’.

In the last days of Ramadan each Muslim family gives a determined amount as a donation to the poor     to enable them to celebrate the joys of Eid-ul-Fitr.

On Eid-ul-Fitr Muslims send sweet dishes to their neighbours, friends and families. Different dishes are distributed among poor. Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr people go to see their friends and relatives. People make phone calls to wish to those who are far.  All Pakistanis have Public holiday in the honour of Eid-ul-Fitr.

All Muslims seem with great happiness of Eid. All Muslims try to wear new dresses on Eid and those who cannot afford new dresses they wear their old neat and clean dresses. People send different gifts and Eid cards to their friends and relatives.
People decorate their shops and markets. Pakistan Television (PTV) broadcast different Eid transmissions to entertain Muslims. Different companies send their Eid wishes to public through Pakistan Television (PTV).