Eid al Fitr 2018 will be celebrated on Friday, 15th of June 2018. This is the tentative date as the actual date is contingent on the sighting of the moon of Shawwal, the 10th month in the Islamic calendar.
Eid ul Fitr is celebrated on the 1st of Shawwal, after the month of Ramadan 2018. The month of Ramadan culminates with the festive occasion of Eid al Fitr as Muslims thank Allah (SWT), celebrating the festival with religious fervor.
The month of Ramadan is full of celebration and festivity as the Muslims immerse themselves in reading the Quran and Duas and spending maximum time doing Dhikr. The Muslims fast the whole month as it teaches them the true meaning of perseverance and tolerance while being empathetic towards the poor and needy.
At the end of the month, the Muslims are rewarded with the festival of Eid al Fitr. It is important to note that it is forbidden to fast on the day of Eid.
Each country’s celebrations vary as there is an influence of thei to their traditions. Muslims all over the world celebrate the festival of Eid al Fitr by starting the day with the Eid prayer. After the Eid prayers, people greet each other with the customary Eid greeting, Eid Mubarakwith a formal embrace, three times. The day is spent with friends and family as they get together indulging in eating and handing out Eidi (gifts given to kids on Eid). Everyone gets new clothes made for the special occasion as every single person wants to look his/her best. The festival revolves around the theme of togetherness and happiness. In essence, Muslims celebrate the blessings bestowed upon them by Allah (SWT).