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When is Eid ul-Fitr celebrated in the Muslim World?
Eid ul-Fitr, the major festival of Muslims is the occasion of peace and forgiveness for all Muslims and unites the people all over the world as the occasion stands for togetherness. It is celebrated after the completion of the holy month of Muslims i.e., Ramadan. The festival implies on all the people belonging to Islam throughout the world. This day is the announcement stating the conclusion period of fasting in Muslims. Generally, the actual date of Eid ul-Fitr depends on the sighting of the full moon and hence, the celebrations vary in different countries. The day arrives on the first day of the tenth month of Islamic calendar that is ‘Shawwal’. It also believed that the holy book of Muslim i.e., Quran came into existence in the month of Ramadan and was successfully received by Prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
On this special occasion, the Muslims wake up early in the morning and worship their Lord praying the Salat ul-Fajr. According to the rituals, they put on ‘Ittar’ on their body and take the delicious Eid breakfast before proceeding for the congregational prayers. Thousands of Muslims participate in charitable donation commonly known as Zakat al-Fitr.
The friends, families, colleagues, and the relatives are welcomed by the Muslims and are presented desserts and sweets. A special endowment is offered to the young children that are called ‘Eidi’ in the form of cash. Some Muslims pay a visit to the burial lands to remind them of death and to instil fear of Allah. Basically, the festival sustains for a period of three days and the official holiday is declared in almost every country especially in the places where the majority of Muslims resides. Although in some locations the day is usually celebrated in 29th or 30th or Ramadan, the Muslims wait until they observe the crescent moon.