WHAT IS THE HOLIDAY ? Eid-ul-Fitr is a religious celebration and a day of happiness and joy for Muslims. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity” while Fitr means “to break fast”
w ho c elebrates? I t is celebrated globally by Muslims of: All nations. All countries. All societies. Regardless of : Age. Race. Gender.
When it is celebrated ? Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on 1 st of “SHAWAL ” of Islamic calendar on sighting the moon after the month of “ Ramadan” (t he month of Fasting ) which is considered the holy month.
Islamic calendar December 2010 Dh- Hijja 1431 - Muha rram 1432 SunMonTueWedThuFriSat 1 25 2 26 3 27 4 28 5 29 6 30 7171 8282 9393 10 4 11 5 12 6 13 7 14 8 15 9 16 10 17 11 18 12 19 13 20 14 21 15 22 16 23 17 24 18 25 19 26 20 27 21 28 22 29 23 30 24 31 25 The Islamic calendar is based on a set of conventions. Each month has either 29 or 30 days, but usually in no discernible order. Traditionally, the first day of each month is the day (beginning at sunset) of the first sighting of the moon shortly after sunset. If the moon is not observed immediately after the 29th day of a month (either because clouds block its view or because the western sky is still too bright when the moon sets), then the day that begins at that sunset is the 30th. Such a sighting has to be made by one or more trustworthy men testifying before a committee of Muslim leader.
Where it is celebrated ? Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated all over the World.Eid prayer are usually held in Mosques and big gathering places.
Why it is celebrated? In the beginning of Islam Muslims didn’t have any cultural festivals which they can enjoy as other tribes and religions did at that time so they requested prophet MuHAMMAD (saw) for a religious festival. So Eid-ul-fitr is a gift from the God as a reward to Muslims for fasting.
How is it celebrated? Eid h oliday is celebrated with happiness. Rich people must have to give some reason- able amount of money to poor so they can celebrate Eid on equality basis. Children get a lot of money from old people.And people Keep feasting for the whole day.
Conclusion/summary. Eid –ul-Fitr is an important day for Muslims. Eid depicts the colors of Islam. Islam which is a symbol of : Peace. Unity. Harmony among all Muslims.