The first day of Shawwal, the Islamic month, is celebrated as Eid al-Fitr. This auspicious day is considered as the day of rewards after a month-long fast. It is believed that the Almighty has chosen to bestow his worshiper on Eid for their sacrifices during the Holy month of Ramzan
When Will Eid al-Fitr be Observed in India?
Eid al-Fitr begins only the new phase of the moon appears within the sky. this is able to mean that Eid al-Fitr starts at different times and even different days, counting on the geographical location. However, to form it uniform, several Muslims celebrate the festival of Eid when the new phase of the moon appears over Mecca rather than their own locations.
All eyes are going to be on the sky on Saturday night (23 May 2020) to identify the moon. If the moon is spotted thereon night, Eid al-Fitr 2020 are going to be on Sunday, 24 May. If not, Ramzan Eid are going to be observed on Monday.
How Is It Celebrated?
In a ritual called “ghusl”, Muslims cleanse their bodies in the morning and wear new clothes and perform their morning prayers. Women apply mehendi on their hands. Some celebrate the day by wearing traditional attire, while others prefer to celebrate the day in contemporary clothes.
‘Eid’ means ‘feast’ or ‘festival’ in English. Muslims across the world celebrate both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha every year. Eid al-Fitr means the ‘festival of breaking the fast’. It is celebrated at the end of Ramzan, a month when many adult Muslims fast daily.