From the evening of 23 may to the evening of 24 may, Muslims worldwide will celebrate Eid al-Fitr. This day marks the end of lent, which lasts for a month and one of the most important traditions of Islam. Eid al-Fitr and is celebrated in 70 days after the Eid al-Adha are considered as the two main days of the year for Muslims.

To determine the dates of religious holidays for followers of Islam use the lunar calendar, according to which the chronology is conducted from July 16, 622 ad (the date of migration of prophet Muhammad and the first Muslims from Mecca to Medina). Day, according to Islamic calendar, starts at the moment of sunset, and the beginning of the month, the day when the Crescent moon can be seen in the evening twilight for the first time after the new moon.

the Ninth of the twelve months of the Muslim calendar, Ramadan, followers of Islam believe in a sense, the most important, and respect throughout this month of strict fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, that is the main requirements to the people professing the religion. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the day of the end of this post, the first day of Shawwal. On the eve of going compulsory charity. Also before the holiday, decided to restore order in your home.

Although the holiday is officially only the first day of the month of Shawwal, schools, institutions and shops are in Muslim countries, as a rule, do not work even for two or three days.

The Eid al-Fitr Muslims greet each other with “Eid Mubarak!”. This is a typical greeting can be translated as the phrase “blessed holiday.” Followers of Islam make a celebratory ritual prayer, wear their best clothes and prepare traditional dishes. It is also customary to give each other gifts and a festive table cover. In addition, Eid al-Fitr, there is a tradition to invite guests, although pandemic coronavirus, many politicians and clergymen urged to refrain from this.

Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ulema of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia, mufti of Moscow, Ildar Alyautdinov said today that the followers of Islam on Eid al-Fitr should do extra prayer, and may 24 at 9 a.m. Moscow time, to watch the broadcast from the mosque to join the joint recitation of the Takbir. Alyautdinov reminded that this year the Muslims will gather in mosques for namaz, but urged those who will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr, to make this day special: in particular, to spend more time with the family.

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