Eid al-FitrThe Festival of the Breaking of the Fast (Eid Day)
Eid al-Fitr is the biggest holiday in Muslim culture. This holiday is celebrated by Muslims anytime between June 25 and June 28.
Every year at the end of June, Muslims come together to celebrate one of the two biggest holidays in their culture, Eid Day. The Muslim people choose when to celebrate this holiday within the four day span. Some places, cities, or families even have three day long feasts.
Muslims like to decorate their houses with many different types of decorations and lights of any style or color.
During this holiday Muslims also spend a lot of hours in the kitchen preparing for large parties with neighbors, friends, and family. These parties involve a big variety of foods, including cookies, layered cakes, or even Turkish delights, which is what is pictured above. Other foods they eat are mamoul, klaicha, ghraybeh, lapis legit, seviyan, laasida, beef rendang, and many more.
Eid Day is a day that most parents try to take off from work. This is the celebration of the end of Ramadan, in which they think and pray about when the gates of hell were closed, the gates of heaven opened, and how in this month every soul was set free from hell.
This holiday is identical to both Easter and Christmas in America. It is similar to Easter because of the length of the celebration which includes fasting. On the other hand, it is like Christmas because people decorate their houses with lights and fancy decorations. Muslims of all ages celebrate this holiday just like Americans of all ages celebrate both Easter and Christmas. Muslims are the only culture that celebrates this holiday. This special day is celebrated all over the world wherever Muslims live.
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