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Eid Ul Fitr 2013 – End of Ramadan

Eid Ul Fitr 2013 – End of Ramadan

Eid Ul Fitr 2013

Eid ul Fitr 2013 is going to be celebrated on Thursday, the 8th of August this year.  If you are hoping to take part in it then you need to know exactly how it is celebrated though. This will help you to prepare yourself and you will also have a deeper appreciation for the day.

How You Can Prepare And Celebrate It

Eid ul Fitr represents the end of the month of Ramadan. This is a month where Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. During these times they are not allowed to eat any food, nor are they allowed to drink anything while it is still daytime out.

The reason why fasting is so important to the Muslims is because of what it represents. It represents sacrifice. Sacrifice is a way to show appreciation or a way to show a certain level of commitment. Fasting also means self-restraint and purification. You might not want to take part in the fast that leads up to Eid ul Fitr 2013, but it will make the day have a lot more meaning for you if you did. Muslims in the states who are serious will follow the month of Ramadan.

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Not only is the month leading up to Eid ul Fitr about fasting, but it is also a way to pay respect. During this times Muslims take part in 5 daily prayers and there are a number of family gatherings held during the night for the Iftari. Iftari means the breaking of the fast.

Eid ul Fitr is is the ending of the month long fasting as already stated. Muslims look at this as a reward for all they have gone through during this time. So this means when they get the chance to celebrate they make sure they celebrate hard. Eid does not start though until the sighting of the new moon. But once it does take place it is a happy occasion for all. It is a time to spread about happiness, love and other positive emotions.

In 2013 like other years, Eid ul Fitr is going to be celebrated with a great sense of enthusiasm and energy. People are going to do some of the things they have always done such as decorating their houses or making nice tasting sweets in order to celebrate the festival. This is something you might want to think about doing in order to celebrate Eid ul Fitr.

One of the best ways for you to celebrate Eid would be for you to make sure you wear new clothes. New clothes represent purification. Seeing as how you would have just completed a month of fasting, the new clothes are appropriate. There should also be special prayer ceremonies in nearby mosques you can take part in.

Another thing you might want to do in order to celebrate Eid ul Fitr 2013 would be to give gifts and cards to family and friends. The gifts do not have to be elaborate, just colorful and thoughtful. They should be in line with what the holiday represents in order to give them meaning.

 

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