Eid al Fitr 2018
Eid al Fitr 2018
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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 Mubarak with 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).
Frequently asked questions
- Q When is Eid al fitr in 2018?
A Eid al Fitr 2018 will be celebrated on Friday, 15th of June 2018, tentatively. For more information you can see the Islamic calendar on our website as we have all the Islamic events highlighted for your ease. You can easily look up the dates of any upcoming Islamic holidays. With just a few clicks, you can convert Hijri dates to Gregorian and vice versa and sync the Hijri dates with the regular calendar. Islamic calendar 2018 is available on IslamicFinder so if you want to make plans according to the Islamic dates or holidays, have a look at it now!
- Q What does Eid al-Fitr mean?
A Eid means celebration. Eid al Fitr means Feast of breaking of the fast.
- Q How is Eid al Adha different?
A On Eid ul Adha, Muslims honor the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice his son in the name of Allah (SWT) by sacrificing animals and then distributing the meat. On the other hand, Eid ul Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, which is the month of fasting for Muslims.
- Q How is Eid al Fitr celebrated?
A Muslims all over the world dress up in their best attire and get together with friends and family to celebrate the festive day. There is a lot of food and gifts involved. After a month of fasting, Muslims celebrate the day by having a huge feast with their closed ones.
- Q What is Eid in Islam?
A In Islam, Eid is a festival celebrated by Muslims. By definition, the word ‘Eid’ means celebration.