Eid al-Fitr in 2023 will start on the evening of the 21st of April and will be celebrated till the evening of the 22nd of April. Muslims celebrate Eid twice a year and the first Eid is celebrated on the first day of the 10th month of the Hijri calendar.
In Islam religion, the first date of the month comes when the full moon is seen and Eid is also celebrated only after the rise of the full moon.
This festival is celebrated for 2 days because in Saudi Arabia the full moon is visible a day before India.
The first Eid al-Fitr was celebrated by Prophet Muhammad after the Battle of Badr in 624 AD, and till today every Muslim continues to celebrate this festival every year.
Jang-e-Badr was the first battle of Islam which was fought between the Muslim army and the army of the Quraysh tribe of Mecca as revenge for the atrocities on the companions of Muhammad. Prophet Muhammad won the battle by leading the Muslim army.
This festival is known by different names in different languages all over the world, such as Eid-e-Fitr in Farsi, Ramzan Wari Eid in Sindhi, Fiesta de la Raptura del Ayuno in Spanish, Nonpu Perunal in Tamil, Jezni Ramezan in Kurdish, etc.
How to Celebrate Eid Al Fitr
Before the festival of Eid al-Fitr, Muslims all over the world are required to fast, in which they are prohibited from drinking any kind of water or food before the sun sets. Meal (also known as suhur) is eaten before sunrise in this month-long fast.
On the day of Eid ul-Fitr, all Muslims offer prayers and hug each other and give good wishes, many sweet dishes such as Siwai, and sweets are made in the house and served to relatives, neighbors, and friends.
On Eid Al Fitr people give gifts to each other and also help the poor by giving charity or alms. In the Muslim religion, charity and alms are called Zakat ul-Fitr, which is to be given by everyone before the morning prayer.
Eid Al Fitr Importance
Eid al-Fitr is very important because this festival promotes brotherhood by forgetting mutual differences and is also known as a symbol of happiness and peace in life.
Eid al-Fitr signifies sacrifice, dedication, charity, and faith in a religion that promotes awareness, animal love, and building a good society.
Nowadays, people of all religions like Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, and Jains celebrate this festival together with Muslims.
Eid Al Fitr Wishes
1- I wish your career grows like a tree and beautiful dreams come true. Happy Eid Al Fitr with family.
2- May you find a million reasons to make your life more beautiful on this day. May the joy of Eid be multiplied a thousand times and stay with you forever. Eid Mubarak
3- With the sight of the new moon, Ramadhan Kareem is finally over. May Allah (SWA) grant us the Tawfeeq to apply the gems of wisdom from Ramadhan into our daily lives. Happy Eid al Fitr Mubarak.
4- Eid days are meant to celebrate the goals and achievements that make you happiest. The ideals you believe in, the dream you love the best. Eid Mubarak!
5- Take a break from living in stress, this is Eid so let’s celebrate! You are welcome to join us. Life is so endlessly delicious. Happy Eid Day!
6- Eid is a day to rejoice and laugh hysterically. It’s a day to thank Allah for all of his magnificent favors bestowed upon us.
7- Allah’s blessings will always be on us. Celebrate and enjoy as once again, we will be given a chance to repent and ask for forgiveness for our sins and be forgiven. Eid Mubarak
8- Eid is a day to cheer and laugh with all your heart. It’s a day to be grateful to Allah for all of his heavenly blessings on us. Wishing you a happy Eid.
9- Eid is finally here to grace us with peace, happiness, and prosperity. May this day be ever so joyful for all of us! Happy Eid-ul-Fitr!
Eid Al Fitr FAQs
Q. To whom it is necessary to give sadaqah (charity) before prayer in Eid al-Fitr?
A. In Eid al-Fitr, the owner of 52.50 tola silver or 7.50 tola gold is required to give some sadaqah (charity) to the poor before offering prayers.
Q. Are Eid-al-Fitr and Meethi Eid the same?
A. Yes Eid-al-fitr and sweet eid are the same.
Q. When was Eid al-Fitr first celebrated?
A. Eid al-Fitr was first celebrated by Prophet Muhammad after the Battle of Badr in 624 AD, which was fought between the Muslim army and the Quraysh tribe of Mecca.