Interesting Facts you need to know about Eid


FACTS | May 25, 2020:

This year celebrating Eid was different as going to Eidgahs or other public places is prohibited in view of the instructions given by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In view of the ongoing lockdown due to coronavirus, mosques wore a barren look. The festival was celebrated in a low key affair by following safety protocols and offered prayers at home.

Facts you need to know about Eid-ul-Fitr;

  1. Eid means Festival and Fitr means breaking fast. Eid-ul-Fitr means, 'Festival of Breaking the Fast' or 'the Feast of Fast-Breaking'. Eid is the only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.
  2. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of 30 days of fasting and Eid is a three-day celebration.
  3. Eid-ul-Fitr starts at different times across the globe – not only time but on different days. In the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk in honour of Ramadan month when the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.
  4. The celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr festivities begin with the sighting of the crescent moon and generally go on for about three days. The families get together to celebrate this auspicious day with several mouth-watering delicacies.
  5. Across the globe, Eid-ul-Fitr is known differently. In Southeast Asia, it is also known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa, which means 'celebration day'. Turkish people call it 'Seker Bayrami'.
  6. 'Eid Mubarak' is the most common greeting on this occasion which means 'Have a blessed Eid!'