6 Things to know about Eid

What is Eid?

In Arabic Eid means "feastival" or "feast". In Islamic calender, there are two major eids - earlier in the year,  "Eid al-Fitr" and later in the year"Eid al-Adha".

Why is Eid celebrated twice a year?

Two Eids celebrates two separate events that significant to the story of Islam.

Why Eid al-Fitr is celebrated?

Eid al-Fitr means “the feast of breaking the fast.” The fast here is refered to Ramadan which requires Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunrest for a month.

The Quran says that it was during Ramadan when Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad.

Why Eid al-Adha is celebrated?

Eid al-Adha means the “Feast of Sacrifice”. It signifies the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifise his son Isma'il as ordered by Allah. 

The festival comes at the end of Hajj, an annual pilgrimage by millions of Muslims to the holu city of Mecca.

When are they celebrated?

On the first day of the 10th month in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated.

On the 10th day of the final month in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha is celebrated.

What is the spiritual meaning of Eid al-Fitr?

Eid al-Fitr, is the day when Muslims thank Allsh for giving the strength and endurance to observe the fast.

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