Eid Mubarak! Eid Al-Fitr Interesting facts
By gauravpal in VAYUZ Culture
Eid Mubarak! Here are our wishes amidst the global health crisis: May Allah heal the world and bring peace. We wish you and your family a very joyful Eid. May Allah accept all our prayers and forgive all our faults. Here’s what you need to know about the holiday celebrated world over. Besides the extraordinary traditions and celebration, the festival also holds some interesting facts which you might not know. Excited to know what they are? Check out this blog to cognize about the interesting facts about this holy festival.
What is Eid Al Fitr? Why and where is it celebrated?
Eid al-Fitr, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast” or Lesser Eid, or simply Eid, is a religious holiday celebrated worldwide that marks the end of the month-long, dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.
Approximate population celebrating Eid?
About 2 Billion people across the globe, celebrate the Eid festival.
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How is the festival celebrated?
Eid al-Fitr is one of the most major celebrations across the globe, on this day devotees congregate in large numbers to attend prayer, sermons and are free to eat as they please after a month of fasting from dawn to dusk.
People wear new clothes, dress up in fancy attires and greet their near and dear ones with wishes of Eid Mubarak. Gifts, food, sweets are distributed on this occasion and children are often given money and gifts from their elders which is known as Eidi.
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Some interesting facts about Eid
- The literal meaning of Eid al–Fitr: Eid means Festival and Fitr means breaking fast. Eid al–Fitr therefore marks the end of 30 days of fasting and is a three day celebration.
- Eid al-Fitr doesn’t begin until the new moon appears in the sky, although traditionally and still today for many, it doesn’t begin until the barest sliver of a waxing crescent moon is seen.
- Eid al-Fitr is one of two important Eid celebrations in the Islamic faith. The other is Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice or “Greater Eid.” Eid al-Adha celebrates the sacrifice that Ibrahim (Abraham) was willing to make to Allah.