What Eid Means To Me!
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In this article I am going to talk about the truly amazing celebration of Eid!
What is exactly is Eid you ask? Well Eid is a splendid celebration that Muslims around the world celebrate every single year. It’s almost like Christmas but with a totally different meaning. The big difference between the two is that Eid is not celebrated once, yet twice a year, which means double the joy!
The first Eid of the year is known to Muslims as Eid-Al-Fitr. It marks the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is the month of fasting - for those who do not have a clue of what fasting is, I will tell you! Fasting is when someone goes for the whole day without a morsel of food and not even a sip of water. We start from early in the morning, and then start our fast for the whole day. We do this every year because our God Allah ordered us to do so; this was mentioned in the holy Quran (our holy book). There is a certain age when you have to start fasting. I myself have gone twelve days without having any food, it certainly was a hard challenge, however, I managed. Although once or twice, well thrice, I accidentally had a bit of food but since I was still young it was okay!
The first Eid that was celebrated this year was in August and was an absolute delight! We wake up early in the morning, 7:00 to be more precise, and then all the men and boys go to pray to our God. Later on we get dressed in fancy clothing and visit our relatives' homes to share the wonderful joy!
My Opinions On Eid
I absolutely love Eid, especially when we eat in my home before we do anything. We have a massive feast and then eat, and eat, and eat until we are entirely full! My second favourite part is when we get all dressed up with our new fancy clothes. I normally get presents off my parents, which is always a nice thing. One thing that’s essential in Eid is when you have to go down and touch your elder’s feet in a way to greet them. Another way of greeting people is to say Eid Mubarak (M-oo-ba-rak), its meaning is happy Eid!
The second Eid is known as Eid-Al-Adha. Eid-Al-Adha is the second and final Eid celebration of the year. It commemorates the completion of Hajj Pilgrimage. Hajj is where Muslims go to worship our God. Pilgrimage is a journey a religious person makes to a holy place.
The second Eid has not been celebrated yet this year. We hope it will be on Friday 26th of October. This is indeed very exciting and as for me I simply cannot wait for this special day to come!
I hope this has given you a glimpse of what Eid is like.