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Eid-ul-Fitr: Feast of Fast-Breaking

Friday, August 17, 2012 | 1:01:00 AM

Eid-ul-Fitr also known an Eid marks the end of Ramadan which continues for 29 or 30 days. It is one of the important festivals amongst the Muslim community. The festival begins when the first sight of the new moon is seen in the sky.
Eid al-Fitr was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in 624 CE and the place of origin was Madinah. It is believed at that time he with his friends and relatives got the victory of the battle of Jang-e-Badar. The entire month of Ramadan constitutes dawn to sunset fasting. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated all around the world.

Preparations of Eid start ten days before starting Eid. People start cleaning their houses. People start visiting the local market to buy new clothes, grocery and sweets.

On Eid people clean themselves, dress with new clothes, take a light breakfast and then go to offer prayers.

On this scared day people greet other by saying Eid Mubarak. This is a common practice in India. In many countries a holiday is observed. People attend wear new clothes and go to the mosques to offer prayers. Gifts are also exchange on this day and visit their relatives. Gifts are also Eidi.

Eid is performed in open areas like fields, community centers, etc. or at mosques. The most common dress wore on Eid is Salwar Kameej.

Eid is also known as Sweet Eid because a variety of sweets are consumed on this day. Sheer Khurma is one of the most popular sweet dishes consumed. In other countries different forms of Cakes as well as Ras malai are also consumed.

Eid-ul-Fitr is important because this is the day on which all Muslims around the world have a common goal. They are also encouraged to forget any indifference between them. Ramadan fasting is thought to create a stronger bond between the human beings and the Lord.  

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