As Ramadan is now almost at an end, many Muslims around the world are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Eid al-Fitr – which translates to “the feast of breaking the fast” in Arabic, it marks the end of Ramadan, a month-long fast for Muslims.
What is Eid?
As Ramadan is now almost at an end, many Muslims around the world are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Eid al-Fitr. This years celebration is expected to be on Monday 2nd May, when Muslims around the world will once again, greet each other with the familiar phrase ‘Eid Mubarak.’
What to do on Eid?
Some Eid traditions include dressing up, snacking on sweet foods such as dates and heading to a mosque for special prayers just after the sun rises. Afterward, it’s recommended to take an alternative route home than the one you took to the mosque, with the idea of spreading joy and riches everywhere you go and to the most people possible. Some families exchange gifts, and many Muslims give food to those in need.
What is Eid Mubarak??
‘Eid Mubarak’ is the traditional phrase used by Muslims to greet each other during the Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha celebrations which are held later in the year. The arabic word ‘mubarak’ translates as ‘blessed’ while ‘Eid’ means festival, feast or celebration, so ‘Eid Mubarak’ can literally translate to – Blessed Celebration, or Blessed Feast, although widely is interpreted as simply wishing someone a ‘Happy Eid.’
So, to all our Muslim friends, customers, support workers and your families – we would like to take this opportunity to convey our best wishes to everyone celebrating the Eid festival this weekend.