Id-Ul-Fitter is an important festival in the Muslim world. It is also called The Sugar Feast or The Sweet Feast. It marks the end of Ramadan (Ramjan), the Islamic holy month of fasting. This holy day is celebrated with the conclusion of 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-dust fasting during the entire month of Ramadan or Ramjan. The day of Id, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal according to the Islamic lunar calendar. This is the day when Muslims around the world try to show a common goal of unity. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities. So the exact day of celebration varies. However, in most countries, it is generally celebrated on the same day as in Saudi Arabia.
Id-Ul-Fitter is celebrated for one, two of three days. Family and friends visit on this happy occasion. They prepare traditional sweet dishes, such as simui, wear new clothes and use perfume. The give gifts to each others. Typically, Muslims wake up early in the morning, always before sunrise, and take a shower before prayers. It is forbidden to fast on the day of Id. It is customary to acknowledge this with a small sweet breakfast, preferably of the date fruit, before attending a special Id prayer (known a Salaat). Common greetings during this holy day are the Arabic greeting ‘ld Mubarak’ (Blessed Id) or Eid Said (Happy Id). As an obligatory act of charity known as Zakat or Arabic Sadaqat-ul-Fitr, money is paid to the poor and the needy before performing the Id (Eid) Prayer.