This year Eid Al Fitr is celebrated on August 19th.
1- Eid is the biggest holiday celebration in the Arabic culture and the Islamic world.
2- Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan when Muslim people fast without food and water all day for the entire month.
3- During the celebrations Muslims wish each other “Eid Mubarak” though this depend on the language: in Turkey they say “Ramazan bayramin mubarek olsun.”
4- Muslims go to mosques very early on the first day of Eid Al Fitr (Ramazan Bayrami) for the Eid Pray.
5- After the pray, family members are visited (usually young people go to elderly’s house, not the opposite, as a sign of respect).
6- Children are given gifts, candy and sometimes cash to make them feel good about this special time of the year.
7- People call their distant relatives if they cannot meet them face to face.
8- Islamic centers usually organize special events and activities for the Eid Al Fitr.
9-Some people invite their neighbors for a meal during the Eid Al Fitr.
10-Since in many countries it’s an official holiday for 3 days, it might be a good idea to have a one day trip to a distant family member’s house or just go picnicking with friends and family.
Eid Song from Afghanistan
Eid song from India
Eid song in English
Eid Song from Maldives
Eid Song from Indonesia
Eid Song from Turkey