Eid-ul-Fitr an Arabic word which means “festival of breaking the fast”. The tradition of celebration continues for three days. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal ( Shawwāl means to ‘lift or carry’; named because a female camel normally would be carrying a fetus at this time of year.), following the conclusion of the Holy month of Ramadan. The day has much importance in Islam as it is the time of get-together of loved ones and communities.
When is Eid 2019?
Taking place as the Holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, the date when Eid is celebrated is dependent on the sighting of the new moon. Once the sighting is confirmed, the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr can begin.
Eid 2019 is anticipated to fall around Tuesday 4th Jun, however, it depends on the occurring of the moon so it’s better to check with local Mosque for confirmation and get rid of any doubts when the Eid time is near.
While the accurate date of Eid-ul-Fitr would usually change across the world, a few communities hold consistency and celebrate in the meantime as their siblings and sisters over the world by formally proclaiming Eid once the new moon shows up above Mecca.
The first day of Eid pursues a significant schedule that must be followed for the duration of the day to appropriately demonstrate your dedication to Allah (SWT).
The day starts by welcome your family and playing out the Fajr salah (a prayer perform at dawn) trailed by the custom of ‘ghusl’, which means to filter the entire body through a demonstration of purifying.
Following the bathing (the demonstration of washing oneself in the expectation of refinement) is time for a family gathering. Then you will set up your attire for the day. Customarily, it’s a tradition to buy new fancy clothes is for this auspicious event, albeit a few people wear their best outfits.
After that family gathers at that point go to the neighborhood Masjid and love in assemblage before welcome each other with “Eid Mubarak”, which means ‘best Eid blessings ‘. But before all this start “Zakat al-Fitr must be paid before the prayers. People distribute gift to poor and needy people, permitting the individuals who might regularly abandon to participate in the festivals of this Holy day.
There is also a tradition to exchange gifts, especially between young kids and relatives. This occasion is otherwise called “The Lesser Eid” or “Sweet Eid” because of the expanded number of sweet snacks accessible and in light of the fact that this day holds less significance in the Islamic calendar than Eid-ul-Adha.