How to celebrate Eid Ul Fitr
Written by: Zaghra Savahl
Eid Ul Fitr signifies the culmination of the month of Ramadan. It is a holy day which Muslims celebrate around the world.
On the 29th night of Ramadan, the new moon is sighted. If the new moon is sighted with the naked eye in your country, then Eid Ul Fitr would be the following day. If the new moon is not sighted, then another Fasting day would be observed, meaning that Ramadan would consist of 30 days. Eid Ul Fitr is the start of the new month which means it takes place on 1st Shawal.
Muslims celebrate Eid Ul Fitr in a variety of ways as traditions differ from country to country. In countries that have Muslims as a majority, Eid Ul Fitr is usually a National Holiday. In countries where Muslims are a minority, a day off is usually requested. Whether it is gift-giving, little children receiving money when they visit their neighbours to wish them Eid Mubarak, or partaking in feasts, the one thing that is a common tradition amongst Muslims all around the world is the spirit of spreading joy and love.