Friday, August 17, 2012

Celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr

Posted by M.S. at 1:07 AM

Today the last day of Ramadhan, millions of Muslims around the world embarked on the month-long cycle of fasting, prayer and reflection that is Ramadan – the holiest month of the Islamic calendar. Despite the day’s length and the sun’s summer or winter strength, no morsel of food or drop of liquid will pass their lips from dawn until nightfall, when they may finally break their fast.

When the month ends, there’s a celebration called as the “Feast of Ramadan” also known as the “Eid ul Fitr”. This three day long feasting and meeting your loved ones. People visit each other with respect and mostly home made sweets like Sev Ladoos, Stuffed dates, baklavas etc. are offered besides candies and drinks. As a sweet loving person, it’s the sweetest time of the year for me! 

Ramadan culminates with Eid al-Fitr, tomorrow. The evening before Eid, which is known as Chaand Raat (night of the moon) is a celebration filled with joy and excitement. It signifies the end of a period of self-discipline and the beginning of great festivities – and of course, the copious amounts of delicious food that comes with them. The evening is filled with last-minute visits to tailors, adding the finishing touches to the brand-new outfits customarily worn at Eid; a trip to the barber’s may also be in order. The atmosphere buzzes with the chatter of cousins and friends decorating one another’s hands with intricate henna patterns; the air is scented with seductive aromas emanating from the kitchen, as the Eid feast is prepared.

At last, the morning of Eid al-Fitr dawns. Families wake, prepare, visit the mosque to perform the communal morning prayers. Dressed in their new clothes, they spend the day visiting relatives to pay their respects and receive their blessings. Feasting continues throughout the day, as every household invariably serves their guests a dizzying array of festive dishes, from seviyan and Sheer Khurma, a signature Eid dish in Muslim households.

But although the feasts are fondly recalled after the event, at its heart, Eid is truly a time for families to forgive past grievances, create treasured memories, and come together to rejoice in each other’s company.  Wishing you All with your families Eid Mubarak from me and my family.

I am going to miss my beloved friend Ramadan and its festive atmosphere of being blessed all times.  I know inshallah am going to spend my Eid with my family and friends.

Some Pix for yummy treats and decor to enjoy:)


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