The Muslims in the country are set to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on May 13 or 14 subject to the sighting of Shawal moon on the previous evening. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of the Shawwal month and Muslims across the globe pay their respect to their creator for bestowing them with strength and endurance during the month-long fasting period called Ramadan.
Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid al-Fitr by taking part in prayers that are followed by a sermon soon after dawn. The day continues with devotees wearing new clothes, exchanging greetings by saying “Eid Mubarak”, which means “have a blessed Eid”, and also distributing sweets. Children receive gifts and money from elders which is called Eidi.
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and prosperous Eid Mubarak
Though the religious festival marking the end of Ramadan usually brings families and friends together for communal prayers, food and to exchange gift this year we must stay at home and adhere to physical distancing measures to contain the spread of Covid-19. The month-long ritual of fasting has been tougher this year with the surge in Covid infection rate. Hence, with the Eid celebrations coming up around the corner, we should not be reckless and must follow the government guidelines to quell the spread of Covid-19.
However, the end of the month of abstinence and approach of Eid-ul-Fitr is a time for us to reflect on the moral perspectives that we can bring into our collective national life. We wish our readers, advertisers, patrons and well wishers a very happy and prosperous Eid Mubarak. May your days be filled with peace, happiness and prosperity. Stay hone, celebrate Eid with your loved ones and help spread joy with those around you.