With the month of Ramadan coming to an end, the Muslims are looking forward to celebrating the holy festival of “Eid-Ul-Fitr” on the first day of the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. After spending the month with devotion to prayer, charitable acts, fasting, and purification, people celebrate the “Eid” with thankfulness and festivity.
On the Eid Day, Muslims attend the mosque for special prayers before families visit each other and spend the day having quality time. Families cook traditional meals and exchange gifts and greetings, and thank Allah for the strength of endurance. On Eid Day, people exchange greetings with extended families and neighbors by embracing each other by saying “Eid Mubarak!” or “Blessed Eid” and other words of goodwill.
This is often known as the “Sweet Holiday” since families prepare special sweet foods and desserts to eat at home. The traditional sweet foods includes shemai, halwa, baklava and, falooda, etc. On the other hand, the family lunch and dinner consists of meat, potato, rice, and other spicy items that makes up the delicious Eid menus!
On Eid, people give gifts to the poor, the act of which is known as the “Zakat-Al-Fitr” and contribute to the cost of meals, money, and clothing for those who cannot afford them.