Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, and is also considered to be one of the holiest. Muslims fast during daylight hours throughout Ramadan, breaking the fast early in the morning before the Sun rises and late at night when it has set. So Eid celebrations mark the end of fasting and the beginning of a new month.
Is Eid today? Is the end of Ramadan?
For some countries such as the USA, Eid began in the evening of Monday, June 3 and will end on the evening of Tuesday, June 4.
Elsewhere, Eid will begin this evening – Tuesday, June 4, and end tomorrow evening – Wednesday, June 5.
Eid al Fitr, also known as Eid ul Fitr, is a celebration to end the fast and is commemorated with attending mosque, visiting family and friends and indulging in traditional foods.
Eid al Fitr translates to “the feast of the breaking of the fast” and many rich and sweet treats are made for the occasion.
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Eid is also a time when Muslims give thanks to god – Allah – for the strength and blessings the observance of Ramadan has brought.
The festival was first celebrated by Muhammad in 624CE following a victory in battle.
Mosques will be attended early in the morning, and a specific prayer known as Salat will be said.
Friends and family then convene for breakfast, in what will be the first meal during daylight since their Ramadan fast began.
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How do you say Happy Eid?
The most commonly used greeting for Eid is “Eid Mubarak” which translates to “happy holiday” or “blessed Eid”.
This phrase is used to adorn banners, balloons and on decorations around homes during the celebrations.
Also, wishing someone “Eid Saeed” can be translated as “Have a happy Eid”.
Other greetings for those celebrating can be –
“May Allah flood your life with happiness on this occasion, your heart with love, your soul with spiritual, your mind with wisdom, wishing you a very Happy Eid.”
“May this special day bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone. Eid Mubarak!”
“Let this Eid open your mind with new fresh thoughts.”
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