Eid-ul-Fitr 2023 Date: At present, the holy month of Ramadan is going on. The month of Ramadan started in India on the Evening of Fri, Apr 21, 2023 – Evening of Sat, Apr 22, 2023. Soon the festival of Eid will be celebrated. Eid i.e. Eid-ul-Fitr is very special for the Muslim community. After fasting for a month, the joy of waiting for Eid is different.
According to the Islamic calendar, fasting is observed in the ninth month of the year and Eid is celebrated on the first date of the 10th Shawwal. On this day the fasts of all the fasting people are completed. However, the date of celebrating Eid is finalized according to the sighting of the moon. The day when the moon is visible, that day is called Chand Mubarak. The date of Eid is first announced in Saudi Arabia. In such a situation, let us know when Eid will be celebrated this year.
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When will Eid be celebrated in India?
According to the report, the date of Eid has been announced in Pakistan. The date of Eid in Pakistan will be 22 April. In India too, Eid is expected to be celebrated on April 22. Actually, this year Ramadan started in Pakistan along with Arab countries.
That is, the first Rosa in Arab countries was on March 23, but in India, the first Rosa was kept on March 24. If the moon is sighted in India on 21 April, then Eid will be celebrated on 22 April. In such a situation, there will be only 29 fasts in India. Whereas in Pakistan and Arab countries, there will be a complete 30 days.
Importance of Eid-ul-Fitr
The festival of Eid is very special for the Muslim community. It is a day to thank Allah. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar. And the tenth month is Shawwal. The first day of Shawwal is celebrated all over the world as the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr. Shawwal means ‘the festival of breaking the fast.’
This is how the festival of Eid is celebrated
On the day of Eid, the first prayer is offered in the morning. After this, eat dates or something sweet. On this day people wear new clothes and go to the mosque to offer prayers. At the same time, they express happiness by hugging each other. All relatives and friends visit each other’s house. Various dishes are made in homes.
Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid is a major festival of the religion of Islam. It is believed that on this day Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Sahib won the Battle of Badr. Eid is celebrated with this happiness. Muhammad Sahab had set two holy days for Eid in the Quran. In this way Eid is celebrated twice a year. Which is called Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha.
Eid celebrations begin only when the crescent moon is visible. Eid ul-Fitr signifies the end of a month-long fasting period. The holiday lasts three days and is also known as Choti Eid. Muslims wake up early in the morning, sing Salat ul-Fajr (daily prayers), take a bath, and wear it in accordance with the Sunnah, which is a record of the Prophet Mohammad’s teachings (perfume).
Before performing the special congregational prayers, it is customary to eat a hearty breakfast. Many Muslims repeat the Takbir, or statement of faith, on their route to the prayer field and contribute to Zakat al-Fitr (charitable contributions).
It is also considered very auspicious if people begin their day with something delicious. As a result, this Eid is known as Meethi Eid. In every home, delicacies like Sevaiyaan, Phirni, and Kheer are made.
Ladies also henna their hands and dress in new outfits. On this day, children receive their part of Eidi (money) from their family elders, making the holiday much more special for them. Expensive feasts are prepared in houses to honor the end of a month-long fast.
Q.1 Why is Eid-Ul-Fitr the most important?
Ans. This festival is amongst the most important ones on the Islamic calendar because it was started by Prophet Muhammad himself.
Q.2 When is Eid-ul-Fitr 2022?
Ans. In India, it will begin on the eve of May 2 and end on the eve on May 3, 2022
Q.3 What is the story behind Eid-ul-Fitr?
Ans. According to some traditions, this festival was initiated in Medina after Prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca.
Q.4 What is the meaning of Eid-ul-Fitr?
Ans. As per the term’s definition, it means the ‘Feast of Breaking the Fast’.