Muslims from across the globe celebrate the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr is the first of two Eids of the Islamic (lunar) calendar year. This day rounds off the month of Ramadan, which Muslims observe every year. The day is regarded as a time to celebrate, with Muslims gathering their friends and family. The day also reminds Muslims to be grateful for what they have. Keep reading to know more about Eid al-Fitr.
Muslims celebrate Eid throughout the world with great love and peace. They observe this day by following special Eid prayer, which is known as Eid namaz. Muslims, on this day, then give money and sweets to poor and needy people, to celebrate this beautiful day. On this auspicious day, Muslims dress up to attend their local mosque. However, this year, due to coronavirus-induced lockdown, all the religious places have been closed, and that is why Muslims are requested to celebrate Eid at their houses.
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Like Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr begins with the sighting of the crescent moon, which is a day after the new moon. Hence, Muslims have to wait until the evening before Eid to know its exact date. Also, if the crescent moon is not visible, Ramadan fast continues for another day. As we know, it is a lunar event, the date of Eid changes annually. It also varies from country to country depending on geographical location.
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