After observing a stringent fast and a religious schedule Eid is welcomed with a lot of enthusiasm marked with celebrations galore. Most Muslims offer Zakat, which is a charity towards their community during Ramzan, and especially on Eid day, another thoughtful aspect associated with this festival. Zakat is one of the most eminent pillars of Islam and aims at bridging monetary gaps between the community.
A highly anticipated part of Eid is also the scrumptious array of food that is prepared. These meals are a mix of traditional as well modern or revisited recipes passed down from generation to generation.
Thus, the holy festival symbolizes breaking the fast and everything that's evil within us. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated for over three days. In totality Eid propagates harmony and brotherhood and a festival that is enjoyed with much revelry.
Facts of Eid-ul-FitrThere are some intrinsic facts about this amazing festival that are both exciting and intriguing. Here's a list of 10 facts for our readers:
- Eid celebrations are dependent on sighting of the moon and may differ with each region, however for ease of understanding it is generally celebrated on the same day as Saudi Arabia.
- It is also known as 'Lesser Eid' or 'Sweet Eid' in many parts of the world.
- Muslims are expected to pray on this day; however they are advised to take different routes to and from the prayer grounds.
- The prayer offered by the Shia and Sunni sect is different.
- Embracing is customary to this festival.
- The most common dessert served on this day is Sheer Korma.
- Every devout Muslim is expected to pay Zakat (a part of his/her earning) before the prayers.
- Eid is known by different names across the globe.
- Men and women offer their prayers separately.