Muslims around the world observe their major religious traditions and plan in 2021 to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the beginning and the end of which is connected with the termination of the long and rigorous month of Ramadan. During this time all the believers are fasting, are thus closer to God, receive spiritual and life experience, strengthen your spirit through hard to abstain from delicious food.
The story of the holiday
In the Islamic calendar, the Holiday of breaking the fast or Eid al particularly revered, trying to visit all the relatives, to cover a wide table, to help people in need, to show mercy and all the other good qualities. The Turks called the triumph of differently – Ramazan Bayrami or Seker Bayrami. For the first time in the Islamic countries began to celebrate the end of Ramadan during the life of the prophet Muhammad in 624 year. The emergence of the traditions described in ancient dowry the Islamic hadith. The prophet Muhammad decided to cancel the annual merrymaking and festivities and replace them with 2 major celebrations – the Day of sacrifice (Kurban Bayram) and the Day of Fitr (Uraza-Bayram).
In the USA Eid al-Fitr in 2021 will celebrate all Muslims, but a day off will be granted only to residents of the Chechen Republic, Dagestan, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan. In other regions the Day of Fitr is not included in the list of official holidays, although before the celebration, local authorities can change the situation.
When celebrate Eid al-Fitr
In 2021 beginning of Eid al falls on may 24 and end on may 26. In Islamic countries operates a lunar calendar. The beginning of the celebration falls on the first day of the 10th month of Shawwal following the month of Ramadan, during which all believers adhere to strict fasting, prove their faith by giving up worldly goods and cleansing of the body. According to tradition the feast lasts for 3 days. According to the Gregorian calendar, is 24, 25, 26 may.
How is the Day of Fitr
After determining the date of commencement of Eid ul 2021, is to prepare for it carefully. Traditionally it is a day of socializing and hanging out with angels, salvation from all evil, receive rewards for previous efforts. Be sure to visit not only relatives and friends of the elderly, orphaned children. Believers in the morning, bathe and wear clean or new clothes, RUB the body with aromatic oils.
The day of Fitr is a sacred date, because to prepare for it in advance, for 3-4 days. On the eve of all followers of Allah are preparing a holiday table, gifts for friends and relatives. On the eve of the Holy Muslim date purchase or make gifts, buy products to a festive table. The first celebration day Muslims go to the mosque to pray. On the way back they handed out bread and other products to the poor, to even the most disadvantaged people can celebrate the end of Ramadan. In some Islamic countries the size of the alms even established by the government and is determined by the percentage received by the person income.
All major taxes are the priests of mosques. The funds are then transferred to children’s home victims after fires, large and poor families, the lonely disabled, the needy parishioners. After the prayer, first and foremost, congratulations of relatives and friends of the older generation and Express my respect. Then the family gathers around the dinner table. Invite relatives, neighbors and friends. Many Muslims believe is required for 3rd, 4th day of Eid al-Adha to visit the graves of deceased family and to remember their souls, but much to grieve and shed tears is not accepted.
The streets are arranged like swings and roundabouts for children, conduct entertainment activities and events. When communicating even unfamiliar with each other people say nice words. Congratulations, I wish you peace, happiness, success, comfort, well-being. Encourage each other to help the needy, to do good things, do not betray Allah and his faith. Especially children having fun. They not only receive prizes, but also organize games, organize various informative and interesting contests.
Treats and dishes on the holiday table
Defining the date of onset of Eid al-Adha, the owner of a annually plan what foods to cook and what dishes to rest the guests and relatives. After a long and strict fast on the table must necessarily be present hearty, delicious, high-calorie sweet treats:
- all kinds of teas, fruit drinks, compotes;
- sweet cakes and desserts;
- salads and snacks with meat and vegetables;
- hearty hot meals from beef lamb;
- broths and soups with lamb.
From alcohol on the Day of breaking the fast is allowed to drink wine. In Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Housewives cook pilaf with mutton, women in Saudi Arabia serves first and second courses with meat, and sweet desserts and fruits. Muslims of Turkmenistan to eat Breakfast pancakes and Turkish delight themselves with various sweets with nuts, dried fruit and honey.
These traditions evolved over the centuries, but regardless of the national peculiarities of the main meat dish on the menu for the Eid al-Fitr remains a lamb. It can be baked, fried, boiled, served with meat and rice, zucchini and other vegetable side dishes. Allowed to eat fish dishes and salads with river and sea fish. No culinary inhibitions. The main thing – will eat their fill and have fun!