Greetings on Eid ul Fitr, one of the most sacred festivals in Islam!
Joy is in the air as people at all places in the world gear up for celebration. Eid ul Fitr is the beautiful festival which marks the end of holy month of Ramadan. And it is also the grand feast wherein one breaks the fast after the month of fasting.
If we go by the Hijri calendar, Eid ul Fitr is celebrated as the first day of month of Shawwal. This happens to be the tenth month of the Islamic Calendar.
Fasting happens to be a very important ritual associated with the month of Ramadan and as one fasts for Ramadan, a person gets over his vices.
With the commencement of the gracious month of Ramadan, celebrations for Eid ul Fitr begin, and these last for three days.
For these festivities, Muslims at all places in the world wear new clothes and exchange gifts with loved ones. Many delicious delicacies are prepared especially to mark the occasion.
In India, the essence and festivities of Eid is limited not just to Muslims, but it is people of all faiths who share the joy and positivity.
CELEBRATIONS IN INDIA
In India, Eid ul Fitr is also known as Chhoti Eid or Ramadan Eid, primarily because this is celebrated after month long fasting which lasts during Ramadan.
At times, one may not be aware about how the date Eid ul Fitr is decided upon. This is based upon the sighting new crescent moon, as it occurs on the last day of Ramadan.
Ramadan is considered the most important month as per the Islamic Calendar. The month is spent in deep contemplation of the almighty while one fasts and also offers prayers.
RECIPES FOR EID UL FITR
Sweets form one of important part of Eid ul Fitr feast. Let’s quickly run through some of the common recipes for Eid ul Fitr as prepared in India.
In essence, sevaiyan is a dish easy to prepare. Sevaiyan is essentially sweet vermicelli noodles, very much adored during Eid ul Fitr and Ramadan alike.
- BADAM PHIRNI
Badam Phirni is a dish loved for the Eid ul Fitr feast. This is recognized for its taste which is rich and smooth.
- SUFI MALPUA
Sufi Malpua is yet another sweet dish prepared with milk, maida (flour) and sooji (rava) as primary ingredients. The dish is loved across India.
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