Eid-Ul-Fitr

Eid-Ul-Fitr

By; Sonia Khan

Eid is a religious festival that Muslims all over the world celebrate. It marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. After (29 or 30 days) of fasting, Eid is the first day after that month when Muslims do not fast and enjoy their day fully. Muslims celebrate the religious festival of Eid every year. During Eid, people raise their spirits and enjoy a lot. They started preparing for Eid before a month. The excitement begins at the onset of Ramadan. Women start preparing their dresses, bangles, and accessories beforehand. On the other hand, men prepare for their traditional kurtas and dresses. When people see the moon for Eid, they wish everyone, “Chand Mubarak.” As it confirms the day of Eid, women and girls also apply mehndi to their hands beautifully. Similarly, houses are painted and decorated as well before Eid. Muslims fast, give charity, offer prayers, and perform other good deeds during the holy month of Ramadan. Thus, on the day of Eid, everyone enjoys their day. It is a virtual way to prepare sweet “vermicelli,” known as “sewaiyyan.” It is prepared with different methods and is famous worldwide.
When Eid arrives, everyone wakes up early in the morning. They take a bath and adorn their new attire. The women offer prayers at home, while men visit the mosque to offer prayer in the form of namaaz. Meanwhile, the food starts being prepared at home. After the men are done offering prayers, they embrace each other’s and exchange eid greetings. They wish Eid Mubarak to each other and hug three times alternately. Then people go over to their friends and relatives houses to exchange greetings.
Another interesting part that younger people love is eidi, which is a gift they receive from the elders in the form of money. Thus, children enjoy their Eidi; everyone enjoys a lot on Eid and eats to their hearts’ delight.
Being the festival of joy and celebration, Eid brings about a lot of happiness in everyone’s lives. It saves as a reward to people who fast the whole month and enjoy Eid like it’s their feast. Thus, it spreads joy and brotherhood.


Editor’s Note: This story was submitted by Sonia Khan, a student of Amina Girls Higher Secondary School – AGS. We have made certain revisions in accordance with the rules and regulations of writing to enhance the story’s coherence and flow.

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