Eid-ul-Fitr – A day to celebrate the happiness of Ramadan
This year Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on 26th or 27th of June. As we know in Pakistan, Eid-ul-Fitr is known as the Choti Eid and is one of the most celebrated festival.
Eid comes right after the last day of Ramadan. The purpose of happiness is to celebrate the Ramadan. People sacrifice in terms of food in the month, so it is the right time to celebrate. The whole month is a commitment to ourselves and kind towards the poors in the society. The best part is that it is celebrated for 3 or 4 days.
Eid day is special in all cities, villages and towns. People also call it Meethi (sweet) Eid in Pakistan, as they buy sweets and desserts from sweet shops. Usually, women and kids start Eid preparation from the beginning of Ramadan. You can find rush in the market in Ramadan, especially after the iftar.
To attract customers, the markets are also decorated with welcoming banners, lights and so on. Some garment stores also offer special discounts to boost their sale. The night, when the Eid-ul-Fitr moon is sighted, bangle and mehndi stalls are full of women around. Men usually greeted each other on the phone through calls and messages. This is the time, when they frequently exchange greetings of this special occasion.
In Pakistan and in the whole Muslim, Eid is a great occasion for rejoicing public holiday, and a great occasion for rejoicing. It is one of the public holidays, when people rise early, take shower, dress up in new clothes. After the prayer, they take a light breakfast that usually consists of sweet dishes, fine milky wheat noodles and other desserts.
For the children, it is a jubilant day because they receive money from their parents and elders. They also receive gifts and enjoy their whole day in beautiful and colourful dresses. For rich, middle-class and poors, Eid al-Fitr is a great occasion, when they enjoy big meal and their families spend a great time together.