Eid al-Fitr, the celebration of the conclusion of Ramadan, is set to be from the 21st of April to the 23rd of April. It is a three-day holiday in the tenth month (Shawwal) as per the Islamic calendar.
In neighbourhoods across #Birmingham, communities have begun observing #Ramadan2023, a holy month of fasting and prayer ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. @CllrJohnCotton shares his message to all those marking this important time in the Muslim faith. Read it here👉 https://t.co/fghGN6VGVs pic.twitter.com/DAdi4Rs5hg
— Bham City Council (@BhamCityCouncil) March 23, 2023
During Ramadan, Muslims undergo long periods of fasting (Roza) as a form of devotion to Allah. Fasting is considered one of the five pillars of Islam.
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Eid al-Fitr is celebrated as a commandment for maintaining the discipline and the hard work that goes into Ramadan. Friends and family celebrate their one-month journey with food and laughter during this time.
The three days of Eid are celebrated with feasts in every Muslim household. Delicious dishes are served, which include biryani, haleem, kofte, kebabs, saalan, and many more. Desserts include phirni, kheer, shahi tukda, and other mouth-watering delicacies.
A holy month ✨
Iftaar, suhoor, Tarawih 🤲
And finally, #EidulFitr ♥️
#Ramadan #Ramazan2023 pic.twitter.com/KmSRdUvRUx
— Muktadir Ãlom (@Mukta_alom20) March 22, 2023
Prayers are an essential part of this day, and once they are concluded, it is accompanied by hugging the person sitting next to oneself and wishing them peace and prosperity.
During Eid, Muslims express their gratitude towards Allah for what they have on earth. It is a time of self-reflection. In several countries, Muslims visit the graves of their ancestors to pay their respects.
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Eid Takbir is a special kind of praise that is recited by individuals or groups several times throughout the days of Eid. They are especially chanted after the five prayers that must be carried out on all three days.
“Eid Mubarak,” or blessed Eid, is a greeting during Eid al-Fitr. It is a form of celebrating the holy meal that Muslims all over the world enjoy with their loved ones.