Id-ul-Fitr is a religious, and the most important festival of Muslims which is celebrated worldwide. Such is the celebrations of Id that many non-Muslims partake in this joyous festival and get a taste of this enriching experience.

Ramadan Id-ul-Fitr In India:

Id is a three day long festival which marks the end of a month long fasting of Ramadan. Muslims firmly believe in discipline and the month long fasting is done to bring one`s self near to Allah by burning away all the sins and sinful thoughts from within. Basically, Ramadan is about purifying ones soul to become an honest, kind, forgiving, charitable and tolerant person. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for 30 days and break this fast on the 29th or the 30th day depending on the rising of the moon.

As the days of the fasting start to fade the fervour of the celebration of Eid takes over. The markets are thronged with Muslim buyers. Muslims decorate their homes, buy new clothes, and buy dry fruits and other ingredients for preparing mouth-watering dishes. Women folk enjoy buying jewellery and bangles. If the family is scattered due to their work, they make it a point to mark this festival with a reunion.

The appearance of the moon on this auspicious day plays a very important role in the festival. Only when the moon appears, do the Muslim men and boys set out of homes, attired in new clothes for the Eid prayer. The sight of this prayer is very impressive where rows of devout Muslims can be seen praying to the divine Allah. After the prayer; men return to their homes where Sevaiyaa, A most famous Muslim delicacy awaits for one and all. Then starts the children’s favorite part of giving and receiving Eidi. Every Muslim is bound to donate his 2-3 of earning during these festivities.

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