Eid celebrations begin in India – festival of love and goodwill


Eid brings a message of brotherhood for all of us.

Eid is the most important festival that marks the end of Ramzan month and the start of the Islamic month of Shawwal, for the Muslim community.

During the Islamic month of Ramzan, Muslims all over the world observe Roza. At the end of the holy month of Ramzan, they celebrate Eid al-Fitr or Eid.  This is a religious tradition, where Muslims restrain themselves from food and water between dawn to dusk.

This year Eid al-Fitr festival is expected to be on the evening of June 25 and end on the evening of June 26, depending on the moon sighting.

As per the Islamic calendar, every year the dates of Ramzan and Eid al-Fitr change.

Importance of Eid al-Fitr

It is believed that fasting in the month of Ramzan purifies the soul. The prayers after fasting open the gates of heaven and save them from going to hell. This fasting comes to end when the new moon of the Eid Is sighted.

People greet each other saying ‘Eid Mubarak’. They also exchange gifts, wear new clothes and also children are given Eidi (sum of money) by the older people.  Also, women and girls apply beautiful design of Mehndi on their palms and feet.

All communities join the Muslims in celebrating Eid, In India. The Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians greet their Muslim brothers and sisters on this day.

This celebration of Eid promotes national integration and the feeling of brotherhood in the community.  As is said, “Joys are doubled when they are shared”.

Eid gives us a message to love all and hate none. It teaches us to embrace all men as brothers. Also, it believed that separated lovers meet on this day. This is a festival that marks the end hatred, jealousy, and enmity and brings in an era of love, sympathy, and brotherhood.

So let’s celebrate Eid together this year !!



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