Eid-ul-Fitr is the first day of the 10th Islamic month of Shawwal and marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. The Shawwal moon is seen for the first time in Saudi Arabia. Times and dates differ in all countries, however.
Eid-ul-Fitr, also known as Eid-al-Fitr, will be celebrated on May 25 in India. The dates may however vary depending on the observation of the moon. Once Shawwal’s moon is seen, Eid 2020 will begin. Kerala will celebrate Eid on Sunday, Muslim clerics in the southern state have informed. According to the ANI news agency, people today celebrate Eid in Ladakh. “The moon was seen in Kargil yesterday, so we are celebrating Eid in Ladakh today. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, we will be offering prayers at home,” said a local quoted by the agency. Press.
This year, Ramadan in India began on April 26 and lasts a full lunar cycle, which usually lasts 29 to 30 days. After the end of Ramadan, the date of Eid-al-Fitr is announced. Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection and increased devotion and worship.
Eid is celebrated on Sunday in the Gulf countries – United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.
At Eid-ul-fitr, the faithful offer prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give the zakat al-fitr (distribute food). The festival is also celebrated with parties with families, relatives and friends meeting, greeting and exchanging gifts. Children receive “Eidi” (small gifts) as a sign of love from the elders.
Eid celebrations – like all festivals – are inundated with a range of hearty dishes that include biryani, kebabs and tikkas of all kinds such as galouti, boti and kabab. Haleem – a meat-rich porridge, korma – a thick meat-based curry, is also part of the hearty spread. Since it is called “Meethi Eid”, the celebrations often include a wide range of sweet treats such as pure khurma, khubani ka meetha and khalja pheni.