Eid is the most important festival celebrated by Muslims around the world. One is Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid and the other is Eid-ul-Azha or Bakr-Eid.
Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid is a festival that marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the holy month of fasting for Muslim. It is the ninth month in the Muslim Calendar. After the completion of the month, when the new moon is seen, the celebration of Eid gets to start.
On the other hand, Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated as a festival of sacrifice by Muslims all over the world. After the prayers of Eid, sacrifice is done.
On the day of the Eid, Muslims dress up in new clothes and go to eidgah or mosque for special prayers.
They offer special prayers for peace and prosperity of all. They wish one another by saying Eid Mubarak and share their love and affection for one another.
People visit relatives’ and friends’ home. They all exchange gifts with one another. Some of the special dishes like Biriyani, kheer, sewai and sheer kurma are prepared during the festival. They are served among the family members and the relatives.
The happiest of all are children. For them, the day is one of the most exciting days. They love to wear new clothes on that day. Children are given money or eedi by the elders (Eid gifts).
Eid is celebrated in great joy and happiness. The festival is a day of joy and thanksgiving. It is a festival which gives the message of kindness, sympathy and brotherhood. It is a festival of love and compassion.
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Question on Eid
Why do we celebrate Eid?
Muslims believe that they are commanded by Allah to celebrated these two days as festivals.
How do we celebrate Eid?
On the day of the Eid, Muslims dress up in new clothes and go to eidgah for special prayers.
What does Eid Mubarak mean?
It means blessed Eid.