Eid ul Fitr 2012

| June 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

A Deeper Sense of Unity in Eid ul Fitr 2012

            The Eid ul Fitr 2012 is a Muslim holiday that falls on the month of Shawwal. It is the day when Muslims all over the world marks the end of the Ramadan and celebrates its conclusion after 29 to 30 days of fasting. Through this celebration, they are trying to show the world a common goal, and that is unity. It is also the day that of the recognizance of God. Muslims believe that God commands them to continue their fasting until the last day of the Ramadan. They also believe that they must give charity to the poor before they do the Eid prayer.

Eid ul Fitr 2012 is celebrated for as long as three days. It is forbidden to fast at the day of the Eid. Traditionally, this day must be acknowledged with a sweet breakfast which includes a date fruit.  A number of countries have their own way of celebrating this event. If you ever visit in Tunisia, you will see that it is celebrated for four days. People hand out special biscuits to both friends and relatives on the day. During the day light, you will enjoy dancing and music. However, feasting will last 24/7 for food is the center of the event.

In Saudi Arabia, Eid ul Fitr 2012 is celebrated with great solemnity. The entire country engages in pure festivities. This includes two festivals such as the Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha. The Eid celebration varies according to the regions of Saudi Arabia. If you ever go shopping during this holiday, shopkeepers show their generosity by providing free gifts for every purchase. A number of chocolate shops give their customers a free crystal candy dish and a selection of candies.

On the other hand, Turkey celebrates this holiday by infusing traditional traditions. This is the time when people attend prayer services, visit their loved ones, pay respect to their dead, and put on their best clothes. It is considered to be an important day for the elderly and young children. Tourists, like you, can enjoy the fund raising organized by municipalities all over the country. Public shows such as traditional forms of entertainment and concerts are things that you can enjoy. You can also watch performances by a Janissary Band called Mehter.

There are many other countries that celebrate Eid ul Fitr 2012 such as Egypt, Qatar, Afghanistan, UK, Canada, USA, Australia, Myanmar, and countries in South and Southeast Asia. In Egypt, one of the common features you can enjoy is the Felucca Nile rides in the amusement parts of Cairo.

You can also taste the famous cookie with nuts and covered with powdered sugar. You can also watch a continuous movie marathon and live interviews of public figures. You can join big parties on the streets and learn to forgive and forget people’s differences. Visiting this holiday can help you start a new and leave behind the animosities that occurred during the year.

 

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Category: Calendar, Holidays 2012, International holidays, Middle east holidays, Public holidays

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