Eid al Fitr 2010 Ends Ramadan: Happy Eid al Fitr Celebrations and Greetings – After 30 days of fasting from August 11 to September 9, 2010, Ramadan will finally end with a celebration called “Eid ul Fitr” or sometimes spelled as Eid al Fitr. The word “Eid” is an Arabic word referring to as festivity while the word “Fitr” means break-fasting. As commanded by Quran, Muslims should complete their fasting on the last day of Ramadan and then recite the Takbir or “Allahu Akbar” all throughout the period of Eid.
Typically, during Eid al Fitr, Muslims wake up very early in the morning before the sun rises. They offer a prayer called Salatul Fajr, clean their teeth with a brush, take a shower called Gosul after Fajr, put on new clothes or the best available, and apply perfume. Since Eid al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, it is forbidden for Muslims to fast on that day. That is why it is advisable to take a small breakfast of sweet dish, preferably the date fruit, before attending the special Eid al Fitr prayer called Salah.
Common Eid al Fitr greetings include the Arabic greeting Id mubarak (“Blessed Eid”) or Id sa id (“Happy Eid”). In addition, many countries have their own Eil al Fitr greetings based on their local language and traditions. Eidi or Gifts are frequently given during Eid al Fitr celebrations where it is common for children to receive small sums of money from their adult relatives or friends.
Different countries have different kinds of celebrating Eid al Fitr. Most countries declare it as a holiday where people go to shopping malls. Many banks, government and private offices are also closed during this celebration.
Below is a sample video of how a Muslim celebrated her Eid al Fitr to the tune of “Love is a Many Splendored Thing” with a lot of smiles on her face and foods on the table. Happy Eid al Fitr to all Muslims!