The three days of Eid-ul-Fitr celebration witness a commemoration of Allah’s greatness. In the serene atmosphere of a sacred morning, under the vastness of the tranquil sky, at the sanctified mosque, the ardent devotees bow down to the mercy and divinity of Allah. Thousand heads going down together showcases a very important doctrine of Islam, unity. Muslims, all round the globe offer special Eid-ul-Fitr prayer and perform the splendid Eid-ul-Fitr traditions and rituals on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
1. Eid-ul-Fitr is basically breaking of the fast that the truthful followers observe during the month of Ramadan. With the sighting of the crescent moon and arrival of Shawwal month, Muslims celebrate the triumph, happiness, joy of the Eid-ul-Fitr festivity.
2. On the morning of Eid, Muslims do a ritual called ghusl, wherein they cleanse their body and wear the new dress before morning prayers.
They greet each other with “Eid Mubarak”
Muslims gather in mosques and outdoor locations for communal prayers before visiting the graves of their loved ones.
3. Prior to the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers, thousand voices recite Takbir, observing the grandeur and magnificence of Allah the great. It seems as if there craving voices wish to reach out to Allah and express their Duas and aspirations. The Takbir is as follows:
"Allahu Akbr, Allahu Akbr la illaha ila Allah wa Allahu Akbr, Allahu Akbr wa lillah hilhamd"
Translated as "God is Greatest, God is Greatest There is no deity but [the one] God God is Greatest, God is Greatest And to him goes all praise"
4. Every Muslim in the capacity to pay charity has to perform "Zakat al-fitr". The "Zakat al-fitr" is an aid to destitute and needy Muslims given at the mosques and it may comprise cash or basic eatables like wheat, barley, dates, raisins, etc.
5. The short "salah" is traditionally followed by the "khutba" or sermons. Eventually, the Muslims seek mercy and forgiveness for their past ill-deeds and love and peace for the entire universe by making Duas. After making their "duas" all Muslims greet and embrace the persons sitting on their either side and all their near and dear ones.
6. Men, women and kids in new and beautiful apparels, cleaned and decorated home, gifts for the kid, get-togethers, exchange of gifts and delicious fragrances of yummy delicacies apparently are other major traditions of Eid-ul-Fitr.
7. Every Muslim celebrates the grand festival especially kids who receive gifts called Eidi, which can be in the form of money, accessories, food and flowers.
In Muslim majority countries, the three-day Eid is a government holiday and schools are off.
Eid is celebrsted with traditional food. Desserts like date-filled pastries, butter cookies, fruit cakes are usually served.