The Holy of Month Ramadan has ended and Eid al-Fitr is now upon us. We would like to wish everyone Eid Mubarak.
Eid al-Fitr, also know as the “Feast of Breaking the Fast”, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan and fasting. It is announced after sighting the new moon usually on the 29th or 30th day of the Month of Ramadan. It is forbidden to fast on the Day of Eid and it is a day of great joy and happiness.
On Eid al-Fitr, the day starts early in morning with Muslims offering the Eid Prayer. Money is paid to the poor and the needy before performing the prayer as an obligatory act of charity. This is done to allow everybody to share the joy of Eid. After the prayers, people visit their relatives and friends or hold large communal celebrations and feasts at their homes. Eid gifts, known as “Eidi”, are often presented to children and immediate relatives as well.
Eid in Dubai usually lasts 3 days with the second and third days being when families go out together for picnics. Extravagant treats, impressive fireworks, retail and hospitality promotions and soulful international concerts are usually lined up in Dubai during the week.
Most business, including private and public sectors are closed usually for two day to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Our office will also be closed a day before and on the day of Eid.