Writing and photographs by Mahnaz Rashid
Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims all around the world.
Eid al-Fitr means “Feast of breaking fast.” After fasting for 29 or 30 days of Ramadan, Eid is celebrated. This year, Eid is on July 29th or 30th; it depends on the new moon. Eid comes only once a year.
The Muslims fast from dawn until sunset during the entire month of Ramadan. Every Muslim celebrates the Eid day with much joy. On the Eid day, Muslims start their day with prayer. They then celebrate with their family by visiting their relative’s house. Everybody wears new clothes on this day and gives gifts to one another. Girls make Henna art on their hands; it’s the sign of beauty. Many sweets and special dishes are made.
During the time of a girl’s period, she doesn’t need to fast as she needs to eat many healthy foods. Also, it is a part of the religion that she should not fast, and she can start fasting once her period is finished. Yeah, it is a little strict rule in our religion.
The last and the most important thing about Eid is loving your God from heart; it can make everything better.