What is Eid Al Fitr Festival all about
Eid al Fitr 2019 is a Muslims festival which is celebrated at the end of the Ramadan month. There is a public UAE holiday on this occasion. This public holiday is in the month of June in the UAE Eid Al Fitr holidays 2019 list. The literal meaning of Eid is the festive celebration of breaking fast.
Shawwal is the tenth month in the Muslim calendar that comes right after Ramadan Kareem. The Muslim Hijri calendar focuses on the movement of the moon. So in the sight of the first moon after Ramadan is the starting of Eid 2019. At the end of a month of fasting in pursuit of religious devotion, Eid-al-Fitr comes as a treat. Muslims do not fast on Eid. This is a very happy day for all the Muslims around the globe.
UAE Muslims also celebrate Eid al Fitr day with a great spirit and happiness. There is a public and private holiday in the UAE for this event. This UAE Eid Al Fitr holidays 2019 on the Eid occasion are for all the people who are working here in Dubai.
Eid_al_fitr is the day that marks the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan. It’s the first day the month of Shawwal. During Eid al-Fitr, many Muslims attend prayers, listen to a sermon ( Khutba) and give charity in the form of food which is called Zakat al-Fitr to the poor.
Happy Eid Al Fitr Mubarak Celebration
Ramadan Kareem is the holy month associated with purification of the soul and getting as close to the Allah Almighty as possible. During this time, Muslims pray to Allah and read chapters from the Holy Quran to increase their knowledge and faith in the Creator of Mankind. From sunrise to sunset, Muslims do not eat or drink any food items. The period of fasting refrains us from consuming any food items, foul language, sexual intimacy and evil deeds and many more bad activities.
Muslims read the Holy Quran regularly each day and complete it on the last day of Ramadan Kareem. This whole journey of prayer and knowledge resembles a mini boot camp in which the Muslims seek training each year. The training with high rigor and zeal acts as a shield to protect them from committing any sins. Fasting makes us feel sympathetic towards those without many resources to enjoy the luxuries of life.
We get to feel their hunger and thirst, and the beautiful spirit of empathy grows like a seed in our hearts. By fasting, we become more sympathetic to those who are less fortunate. It brings us closer to the family and community by breaking the fast together and offering Taraweeh respectively. When so much effort gets into achieving the blessings of Allah and gaining his forgiveness, then a celebration becomes a must thing.
UAE government announces almost 2 UAE holidays 2019 on every year on this special event od Eid day. It is common practice that when Ramadan Kareem come close to end most of the Dubai people search for the UAE holidays eid al Fitr 2019.
In this year 2019, Eid al Fitr will be celebrated in the UAE on the June 4 Tuesday or 5 June which falls on Wednesday 2019. So there will be 2 official public and private holidays in the UAE 2019 on this occasion. Mostly govt announces equal eid al Fitr 2019 holidays in the UAE private sector like the govt sector. This Eid holidays 2019 will come in June month in 2019.
Eid-al-Fitr comes as a commemoration at the end of this period to share happiness and rejoice with the community. It is merriment of three days for the newly built spiritual connection and cleansing.
UAE Eid-al-Fitr holidays celebrations begin from the sight of the new moon of Shawaal. The evening (Chaand Raat) symbolizes the beginning of the Eid. Women buy pieces of jewelry and bangles on this eve. They adorn their hands with distinct patterns of Henna. From the evening, food preparations for the Eid day begin.
Various sweets and dishes brighten up the Eid day. Eid day is a congregation of the whole friends and family. People working in different stations reach their home on this joyous occasion to share the moments of happiness. On the day of Eid, first, Muslims wake up and offer the pre-dawn prayer Fajr.
Then they wear their newly stitched special Eid clothes, dress up and move towards a fixed open space or local mosque. Over there, they offer special Eid prayer (Salaat-al-Eid). After the prayer, the voice of Eid-Mubarak fills the air. Charitable contributions given on the Eid day are Zakat-al-Fitr. It is a fixed amount, but one can give above that limit as much as he wishes to. This amount helps even the underprivileged individuals to celebrate the day of Eid.
It is a national UAE holiday for three days, so families plan to visit several recreational spots in the country. Parks and restaurants have a huge crowd with people celebrating Eid. Eid cards and gifts are given to the friends, which strengthen the bond of relationship. As Muslims fast for the whole month, so Eid is a feast with no restriction of eating or drinking.
This Year in 2019 Eid Al Fitr will fall on the weekend. So if the first day of Eid is the 5th of June which is on Wednesday so this will be very happy news for the UAE residents. UAE people will enjoy a long weekend holiday during this Eid. This is a long UAE holidays weekend 2019 and people will plan to enjoy a lot during this period of time. UAE weekly holidays list 2019 is already provided on this UAE holidays 2019 website.
On the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, a lot of Muslims keep attending communal prayers and they listen to a sermon or Khutba. They can hold prayers in large venues or outside, like sports arenas, in some countries. Other Muslims can travel far to share relatives the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.
Zakat al-Fitr can be given during Ramadan but if a Muslim couldn’t do this in Ramadan, he can give this charity on Eid al-Fitr. Zakat al-Fitr is a kind of charity that consists of food like raisins, dates, barley or wheat flour, or it can be replaced by money to be given to the poor. A lot of Muslims can also wear new clothes, give candy or presents to the kids and visit relatives. They also make various calls to their relatives to wish them good wishes for the day of Al Eid. All these activities can traditionally last for three days. The common greetings of Eid al-Fitr are ( Eid Mubarak).
Most of the Muslim countries make the entire three days of Eid al-Fitr an official school /government holiday. In the UAE, also there are official school holidays announced during this festival. In some other countries, Eid al-Fitr 2019 is not a public holiday like Canada, United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Eid-al-Fitr Traditions in the World
Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated across the globe with great zeal and enthusiasm.
The traditions vary from country to country but here is the list of a few common rituals most of which are based on Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).
- To wake up early in the morning and offer the Fajr prayers.
- Cleaning teeth with a miswaak.
- Applying scent and wearing a new or the best clothes available.
- Show happiness and share the joy.
- Give as much charity to the needy as you can.
- Read Salat-al-Eid after the Fajr prayers in open ground or local masjid.
- While going for the Eid prayers, recitation of incarnation (Takbir). Takbir ceases when one arrives at the Masjid.
- To reach the masjid on foot for offering the Eid-al-Fitr prayer.
- Give Zakat-al-Fitr. It is the obligatory charity provided by adult men to the poor and needy individuals in the society.
- Eat a sweet dish when the men arrive at home after offering Eid prayer.
- Giving “Eidi” to children. “Eidi” is the money given on Eid day to buy unique items and celebrate Eid.
- Bringing sweets and cakes when visiting relatives.
- Going on different holiday spots to take a break from the usual hectic routine.
- Offering unique Eid dresses to the workers and giving them paid leaves so that even they can enjoy the true spirit of Eid.
- Using two different routes when going towards the place where Muslims offer Eid prayers and coming back afterward.
Eid-al-Fitr Best Wishes for Friends and Family
Eid al Fitr is one of the biggest festivals for the entire Muslim community. When the occasion is exceptional, wishes get even more special. After twenty-nine or thirty days of fast, Eid comes as a gift from the Lord. So they share some beautiful Eid wishes via text, emails and greeting cards. UAE Eid Al Fitr holidays are a pleasant and memorable time to send this greeting in the family.
They put pictures on Instagram, share snap chat stories and create status on WhatsApp and Facebook of Eid Mubarak. There are many SMS across the web and mobile phones. Some of them are s follow:
May Allah shower His blessings upon you! Best wishes to you and your family. Happy Eid.
May your life be always filled with juicy steaks and kebabs. Topped with the sauce of happiness. Best wishes to you and have a happy Eid!
May Allah accept your prayers, forgive all the transgressions and ease the pain of the people across the globe. Have a very joyful Eid!
Eid day is there to celebrate achievements and goals that make us happiest of all. Keep dreaming and have a fabulous Eid.
Happy a euphoric Eid. I pray that all the things you wish for come true.
What is Eid? E is for Embrace others with an open heart. I is for inculcating good deeds.D is for the distribution of happiness you gain.
May Allah bless you on this fantastic event and succeed you in every path of life.
Wording can differ but the spirit cannot. Eid al Fitr is a spiritual event celebrated and wished with the same enthusiasm anywhere in the Muslim community.
Eid Greetings: Whatsapp & Facebook Messages
Eid greetings are the word of the day at the beginning of one of the most joyous Muslim festival named Eid-al-Fitr. Whether it be friends or family, wishing each other love and prosperity is the norm of the day.
Some of the fantastic dreams are here below for wishing anyone Eid. Though the message is to spread love and happiness at all times, the phrases are different as per the language and tradition. Here is a great list of words you can use to wish your loved ones, Eid, this year.
Enjoy the rollercoaster ride of absolute joy, this year on Eid. Be happy and spread the love.
Have a fun-filled Eid. You mean a lot to me. May Allah make all your wishes come true. Eid Saeed.
Have a fabulous Eid filled with sparkling lights and heartfelt wishes. May Allah accept all your prayers of the previous Ramadan.
Remembering you the gem of a person is the best thing to do. It is because you are early thought every day the complete year through. Have a happy Eid.
May the blessings of Thy Lord brighten up your day. I wish you peace and prosperity on this auspicious occasion.
It’s a great accomplishment for fasting and praying for a whole month. By facing hardships, we turn to Allah and ask for His forgiveness. May Allah forgive us all and make this Eid as a token of appreciation for our good deeds.
After a happy Ramadan now is the time for a fabulous Eid. May you and your family enjoy this event a lot. Have fun and share the good things in life!
Eid Saeed! May the Lord accept your little acts of kindness and worship this Eid. Have a very joyous Eid.