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    How to Celebrate Eid-al-Fitr in [2017], Eid Celebration in Islam

    How to Celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr?

    Celebrating Eid al Fitr 2017 is perhaps the most anticipated festivity a Muslim look forward to. How this festivity is celebrated in Islam and in school will be elaborated later on in this article. The word of Eid is from Arabic Language and its literal meaning is ‘Festival'. Means this day marks the day of happiness and festivity and completion of the holy month of Ramadan. 

    Eid al fitr 2017

    Eid-al-Fitr can also be simplified as festivity of completing and breaking the fast. The first day of Eid is also the first day of Tenth Islamic Month of Shawwal and fasting on this day is prohibited for every Muslim. 

    The three-day holiday of Eid-ul-Fitr is the formal cessation of 29 or 30 days of fasting month. Eid date is determined by a country's/State's religious authorities by observing the sightseeing of moon locally. However, date and day of Eid in different state/country are varied accordingly.


    Eid Celebration

    General sacraments involve giving a specifically calculated amount of money in charity. It is also a ritual to forget and forgive any differences and start the relations with a clean chit. Another ritual is greeting others with an Arabic greeting ‘Eid Mubarak'.
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    People not only visit each other but also a lot of pictures are also taken so that the moment can be memorized even after years. Ideas of how to celebrate the Eid can vary such as going for a hill station with family, visit a close friend who lives out station etc. 

    In India, Eid celebrations are worth seeing and people especially travelers plan quite ahead to watch these celebrations and variety of fairs which offer food, street theaters etc.

    Some countries may have their own greetings in native languages. Just as Fitrana or Charity of Eid-e-Fitr is mandatory, how to celebrate Eid in steps some of which are;

    1.    Greeting and celebrating joyfully
    2.    Giving away in form of charity at the best level
    3.    Wear the best clothes
    4.    Eat something sweet before leaving for Eid Prayer
    5.    Perform Eid Prayer in nearby Mosque
    6.    Being early in the place of Eid Prayer
    7.    Offer Eid prayer and greet other Muslims joyfully

    Eid Celebration in Different Countries

    Eid dishes and dresses may vary country to country according to their own tradition, cultural aspects and weather conditions but one thing is commonly observed around the Muslim world. 

    During Eid celebrations, compassion and generosity are the emotions which can be felt degradingness of the local traditions worldwide.

    Saudi Arabia

    As Eid celebrations start with men returning to their homes, it is a ritual in Saudia Arabia for families to get together in their patriarchal home where children gather in front of each elder of the family to demand Eid gifts

    Children are given beautifully decorated goody bags full of toys and chocolates.
    It is also a tradition for Saudi men to buy bags of rice and other grocery items and left these in front of the poor strangers who cannot afford to celebrate eid on their own.

    Turkey  

    Eid celebrations in Turkey includes a complete three day holidays which locally is called ‘Bayram'. In Turkey, people greet each other by saying, "Bayraminiz Kutlu Olsun" meaning May you have a blessed Bayram. People also simply greet each other by saying, "Mutlu Bayramlar" meaning Happy Bayram.

    In Turkey people especially visit their senior citizens and embrace their hands by kissing and touching their foreheads to the hands of elderly to show their respect and love.

    Indonesia

    Celebrating Eid in Indonesia is not as much different as in other Muslim countries. People gather around in common places to show compassion and give small amounts as Eid gifts to their children. 

    A huge show of fireworks is also the central attraction of Eid celebration. Some particular dishes are served especially on the Eid day such as Ketupat, opor, and rending.

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