10 Interesting Facts Behind The Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations

A month of fasting in the Holy Month of Ramadan, enduring hunger and thirst, feeling poor and underprivileged passing their days without food, then after 30 days passed, Muslims throughout the world celebrate Eid Al-Fitr on nearly the same day in the month of Sawwal of the Hijri year. On this occasion, I will share the 10 Interesting Facts Behind the Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations, which just passed a few days ago.


10 Interesting Facts Behind The Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations
10 Interesting Facts Behind The Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations

Muslims all over the world welcome Eid Al-Fitr together with joy, this is because one of the meanings of Eid Al-Fitr is "Victory Day". What is meant by this day of victory is having won against lust, hunger, and thirst for 30 days in the holy month of Ramadan. 

Another meaning of Eid Al-Fitr is also the day a person returns to a state of purity or freedom from all sins, mistakes, ugliness, and vices so that they are in purity or "Fitrah".

Besides that, it can also be interpreted as a "Blessed Festival" 

Okay, here are some interesting facts about the celebrations.

1. Eid Al-Fitr will be Celebrated on the 1st of Sawwal of The Hijri Year.

Sawwal 1 of the Hijri year is the month and year of the calendar Muslims use. The month of Sawwal comes after the Holy month of Ramadan when Muslims worldwide are required to fast.

2. Giving "Zakat" or Obligatory Charity 

We can give obligatory charity or alms at any time, but before Eid, those who can afford it are obligated to give obligatory charity or alms. This "Zakat" or alms will be given to those who are entitled to receive it, namely the poor and orphans.

3. Praying Together

Praying together is one of the interesting facts that can be seen on the morning of Eid Al-Fitr. Muslims in the world will simultaneously perform Eid Al-Fitr prayers in Mosques and fields.

4. Visiting Each Other

Next, visiting each other is another interesting thing that happens during Eid Al-Fitr for the next few days. Usually before the day of Eid those who live in urban areas will visit the family in the village, and vice versa.

Not only visiting family, friends, relatives also visit each other.

5. Forgiving and Forgiveness

The most beautiful and lovely thing that happens during Eid time is forgiving and forgiveness. Fellow Muslims will apologize to each other for all the mistakes they have made.

Children apologize to their parents, younger ones apologize to their elders, and vice versa. Fellow friends will also apologize to each other. 

6. Visiting Deceased

Family and relatives not only celebrate with family and friends who are still alive. During Eid, in some places, there is also a tradition of visiting the graves of family and relatives who have died. Cleaning and giving flowers to them indicates that the surviving family and relatives always remember the deceased and never forget to send prayers to them.

7. Clean and Decorate The House

Further, before the celebrations, the tradition of cleaning the house and decorating it with twinkling lights is usually seen everywhere. Replacing old curtains with new ones, and placing decorations, flowers, and fragrances in several corners of the room become a happy moment with the family.

8. Cooking Delicious Cakes and Food

Apart from cleaning and decorating the house, you will also find delicious cakes in every house. Not only to be enjoyed with all family but delicious food and cakes are also provided for all guests who come to visit.

9. Wearing New Beautiful Clothes and Shoes

Buying and wearing new clothes and shoes is one of the joys of this Victory Day. Sometimes when gathering with family it becomes a fashion show with the latest models.

10. Setting Off Fireworks and Firecrackers

Furthermore, fireworks and firecrackers also enliven the Eid Al-Fitr. Especially for children, they are really enjoying the beauty and excitement of the fireworks and firecrackers.

These are the 10 Interesting Facts Behind the Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations that you can find all over the world. Of course, there are slight differences in celebrations in several countries. But, most of them are the same, especially for the obligatory things that must be done such as giving "Zakat" or giving alms, praying together, visiting each other, also forgiving and forgiveness. 

That's all for sharing this special day. I hope you can get an idea of the Happy Day celebrations celebrated by all Muslims worldwide. 

For the last, may health and happiness always accompany you all. Happy EID MUBARAK!

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  1. How interesting. I didn't know about this at all so this was a fun read for me.

  2. I enjoyed reading through this. Our school district celebrated Eid this year, and I think it is good to know the history and traditions of this holiday.

  3. I have learned so much today with this topic. Though, this celebration is always celebrated here in the Philippines, I never knew the details and facts about it. Thanks for this post.

  4. It's heartwarming to learn about the emphasis on forgiveness, family gatherings, and acts of charity during Eid.

  5. Thank you for sharing this informative post. it is something that I have to look in to.

  6. This is such a great read! I really do not know much about this so I appreciate you sharing and helping to educating me.

  7. That was really insightful, thank you for sharing some of the ways Eid Al Fitr is celebrated. I don't have much experience or exposure to the practices and I feel like it helps broaden my knowledge on it.

  8. while i knew some of it because I have friends who celebrate the festival and have even visited their homes on the occasion at times, i learned something new as well. hope you had a lovely Eid

  9. I’ve never heard of this before. I’m a Christian so i understand some of these principles. I agree with praying often, forgiving people, and try to be a humble person.

  10. Those are interesting facts indeed. I had no idea about those facts until today. Thank you for sharing. -LYNNDEE


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