Eid-ul-Fitr: Know Its History, Traditions And Significance

Eid al-Fitr falls on the principal day of Shawwal, the 10th month as per the Islamic schedule

Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the most celebrated celebrations in Islam, denotes the finish of the sacred month of Ramadan, a month when Muslims across the world cling tightly from day break to sunset. Muslims observe Eid-ul-Fitr in the period of Shawwal. They offer exceptional supplications on this day. On this day, they gather in open spaces, for the most part at mosques, and appeal to God for their prosperity and progress.

Since Islam has its own schedule, the Hijri schedule, the dates of Islamic occasions shift consistently in the Gregorian schedule. The Hijri schedule is an absolutely lunar schedule that gauges what amount of time it requires for the moon to finish each stage. The beginning of any Islamic month is set apart by the locating of another sickle moon by strict authorities.

A lunar year has a year however approximately 354 days, which is around 11 days less than a sun based year. Subsequently, every year the dates of Islamic occasions advance by 10-11 days.

Eid al-Fitr generally falls on the main day of Shawwal, the 10th month as per the Islamic schedule.

This year, Eid-ul-Fitr is supposed to start on the evening of May 2 and finish in the evening of May 3.

History and importance

It is accepted that the Holy Quran was first uncovered to Prophet Muhammad during the long stretch of Ramadan. Thus, Muslims think about this as a sacred month and cling tightly from sunrise to sunset and devote themselves to petitioning Allah. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the finish of this current month. With a luxurious feast, social gatherings Muslims praise this celebration to check the fruitful finish of Ramadan.


Since they have ceased from eating during the day, Muslims plan elaborate dinners for Eid-ul-Fitr. Feasts are coordinated in each Muslim family and dishes like pulao, saalan, biryani, haleem, nihari, kebabs, kofte, and significantly more are ready. The enormous draws of this day are the exemplary seviyan, sheer korma, shahi tukda and phirni. Muslims spruce up in new garments and welcome one another.


Eid-ul-Fitr is a period for families to get together and commit themselves to supplication. Muslims visit mosques to ask under an open sky.

It is likewise standard to wear a new outfit on Eid-ul-Fitr.

Families additionally shower gifts on their friends and family. However kids frequently get the greater part of the consideration, gifts are openly conveyed among companions and family members.