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Eid-Ul-Fitr 2021: Know here the history, significance, and importance of Eid

New Delhi: Eid-Ul-Fitr is a religious festival that Muslims celebrate Ramadan ul-Mubarak. This Yakm is celebrated on Shawwal al-Mukarram. Eid ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. Like all months of the Islamic calendar, it also begins with the appearance of the new moon. Eid, the festival of Muslims, is basically a festival promoting brotherhood. Everyone celebrates this festival together and asks God for blessings of peace and prosperity. The joy of Eid is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the world. 

The Muslim festival of Eid Ramadan is one of the two Eids in Islam (the other one is called Eid ul Juha or Bakrid). The first Eid-Ul-Fitr was celebrated by Prophet Muhammad in 624 AD after Jung-e-Badr. On the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr, the whole month of Allah, the worshipers keep fast and purify their souls by praying to the Quran. Muslims from all over the world celebrate this festival with great joy.

On the day of Eid, people embrace each other to increase love in each other’s hearts and eradicate hate. Apart from the joy of the end of fasting, Muslims on Eid, also thank the lord because Allah gave them the power to fast for a month. In addition to good food during Eid, new clothes are also worn and gifts are exchanged between family and friends. Sevaiya is the most important food item of this festival which is eaten by all with great fervor.

Eid ul Fitr is determined by seeing the moon a day before and Eid is celebrated the next day after seeing the moon. In Saudi Arabia, the festival of Eid is celebrated for two days because the moon is seen one day before, and in India, the moon is seen one day later. Eid is an important festival so this day is a holiday. Its preparations start from the morning of Eid. On this auspicious day, people make a variety of dishes and wear new clothes, a beautiful way of thanking the Supreme power “Allah”.

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