Eid is celebrated to mark the end of Ramzan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid-Ul-Fitr in Arab means ‘Festival of breaking the fast’. This festival symbolizes faith to the Muslims.
During the month of Ramzan people not only restrain themselves from food, but also abstain from all kind of evil activities. The month full of fasting ends with Eid, as a reward for the ones who fasted. Though the main festivity falls on the first day, Eid is celebrated for three days.
On this day, Muslims from across the world gather for prayer celebration, for a three day celebration where families and friends get together, rejoice and share their Ramadan experience. It is a fun and significant occasion; one that people will remember until the next time Ramadan comes around.
Special prayer services are held on this day in large congregation halls or in open fields. Muslims from all walks of life attend the prayers dressed in new clothes, wearing their favourite fragrance. Afterwards, when people gather at home with friends and family, they send gifts to each other such as sweets, cash and garments.