Eid al-Fitr - Festival of Breaking the Fast – Juliana Frances


The feast of fast-breaking, Eid-ul-Fitr is an important occasion in the lives of Muslims that is well-known all around the world. The 30 days of fasting gets over and marks the end of the fasting month known as Ramadan. It is a three-day pageant that starts with the primary sighting of the new moon of Shawaal. Muslims visit the Masjid (mosques) for Eid prayer and greet each other by saying, “Eid Mubarak.” That is a conventional saying of this pageant, meaning, “Have a blessed Eid.” It is a day of cheer and to snigger with all your heart and is an afternoon to be grateful to Allah for all his heavenly blessings. 

How do Muslims have a good time on Eid?

  • Seviyan or vermicelli noodles are the traditional breakfast for Eid. Muslims spend this occasion eating delicious dishes and gather at one place to have a proper meal together.
  • Muslims wear traditional new clothes as they are an essential marker of Eid. The new garments are an image of freshness and a new starting after Ramadan.
  • Gifts are frequently given to kids through their elders as a show of goodwill, and these gifts of money, food, flowers, add-ons known as Eidi.
  • Eid-ul-Fitr is the women favored time of year. Their Eid is incomplete without colorful bangles and Mehndi, which is the application of henna. It has been used as a temporary skin decoration for centuries.

If you hold your faith in Allah, no evil can contact your heart, and no sorrow can ruin your day. Let this special event of Eid enhance your life with the colors of heaven and the event of sharing love and caring for the people who want to be loved and cared for. This blessed day is to thank the Almighty for all the blessings He has given. It’s the day we consider everyone as our brother and sister and share gifts with each other. It's all about spreading love and happiness.


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