Eid The Festival of Purity and Scared Activity:
Eid has also another name called Eid-ul-Fitr. It is the greatest festival of the Muslims. This festival has great priority in Islam. The Muslims all over the world celebrated this festival with great pomp and zeal.
This festival indicates the end of Ramadan which is a holy month of fasting. The fasting is a scared activity in the lives of Muslims and the Muslims observe fasts for a full month after sighting the moon of Ramzan. After the end of the month ‘Ramzan, Muslim people see the moon of Eid sighted and they end their fasts. These fasts are called Roja. In this way, the Muslims break their long fasting of entire one month ‘Ramzan’. The next day of the moon appearance the devotees celebrate the festival of Eid. The festival arrives on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The month is famous for festivity and fasting.
Ramzan and Islam Beliefs:
According to the Islam believes that fasting in the month of ‘Ramzan’ purifies the soul. And also the devotees believe that the ‘Namaz’ or prayers after fasting save them to avoid going to hell due to their sins instead of that the prayers show the way to the devotees to go to the heaven. Like keeping their time in prayers and leading the Ramazan month with fasting. During this month the Muslims offer the regular prayers in the form of Namaz and observe fasts. They also read the Koran regularly and feed the hungry and give alms to the poor. The Islam intoned about the importance of charity and it is the greatest virtue to be practised during the month of ‘Ramzan’. Muslims also believe that seeing the new moon at the end of Ramzan considered very pious and holy activity. Appearing the moon also a signal to celebrate Eid on the next day.
Devotees on Ramzan Day:
Early morning of the moon appeared next day, the Muslim people wake up very early in the morning and take bath and dressed well. They have also decorated the house with glittering colours to show beautiful appearance. The men of the family go the Mosque and thank Allah and offer prayers in the form of ‘Namaz’. After the prayers, all the Muslim brothers embrace one another and exchange Eid greetings. All the Muslims chant the ‘eid Mubarak’. At the home, women prepare delicious dishes. They also distribute their neighbours the dishes and sweets. Some families invite the friends and relatives for the feasts. On this day the sweet noodles are the most popular dishes. The children enjoy the day by doing some works and games in their own way.
Eid celebrations in India:
In India, the festival represents the harmony of the people in India. All communities greet the Muslims and participate in the Eid celebrations. The Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians also greet the Muslims and treat them as their brothers. The celebrations of Eid promotes the rational integrity and the feeling of brotherhood. This is the festival of love and good will. The festival gives us the message to love all and hate none. It exhorts goodbye to hatred, Jealousy and brings love and brotherhood among the humans.