Eid 2019: Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee extend wishes on Twitter
The festival of Eid begins with Muslims taking a bath to clean themselves and wear their best attire
Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr or the festival of breaking the fast. Eid marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-dusk fasting. Eid is the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the lunar Islamic calendar.
The festival begins with Muslims taking a bath to clean themselves and wear their best attire, after which they head to mosques or open spaces called Eidgahs to offer mandatory prayers. It is also required that Muslims pay the Sadaqa-al, which is a charitable donation before offering prayers.
It is followed by a Khutba or sermon where the imams or prayers leaders thank the Almighty for perseverance to observe fasting during Ramadan.
Then people greet each other and chant Eid Takbirs aloud. People also visit the homes of friends and relatives to offer Eid greetings.
Many politicians like Rahul Gandhi have taken to Twitter to send their wishes.
Shawwal moon sighted. Eid tomorrow. #Eid mubarak to all of you. Have a blessed Eid.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 4, 2019
May the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr deepen the spirit of brotherhood and bring happiness & peace to all. #EidMubarak— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) June 5, 2019
Heartiest wishes to all on the occasion of #EidUlFitr— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 4, 2019
Religion is a matter of personal faith but festivals are universal. Let us preserve this spirit of unity and live together in peace and harmony. #EidMubarak
Eid Mubarak to everyone across the globe! May Almighty bless you with more happiness, love, wisdom, kindness, peace & prosperity on this blessed occasion! #EidMubarak #EidUlFitr pic.twitter.com/6xBgca6OGz— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 4, 2019
Celebrations have begun in full swing around the country.
The holy month of Ramadan began on May 7 this year.
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