I guess we all have come across terminologies such as Eid, Sevaiyyan, Namaz, Roza etc. All we know is, it’s an auspicious day for Muslims, involves food, prayers, new clothes etc. But, how many of us actually know, what exactly happens this day? I have done a little bit of homework on this, to share what Eid actually stands for.
Eid is one of the most important festivals for the Muslims, basically meant for thanksgiving and feasting. It is celebrated for three days, all over the world with loads of devotion and joy! This festival is known Eid-ul-Fitr which is actually the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”. Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan which is the month of prayer, fasting and blessing.
Muslims fast throughout the month of Ramadan which is known as “Roza”. Roza begins early morning and continues until evening. The motive of Roza is to refrain an individual from food, drink and any bad behavior the entire day.
On the day of Eid, the best of clothes are worn and namaz or prayers are offered in the Masjid or mosque. On completion of the namaz, the people exchange Eid greetings with their friends and family. The early Eid breakfast includes a variety of sweets and mouth-watering delicacies. A traditional dessert called sheer khurma or meethi sevaiyyan is prepared using vermicelli, milk, butter, dry fruits and dates etc. Therefore, Eid is also known as Meethi Eid. Women and girls wear the traditional Mehendi and deck up with colorful bangles and gold ornaments. The lunch includes a delicious heavy yet yummy biryani! They say, its flavor remains unmatched till date! In fact, many treat this occasion as a reason to do some charity for the poor. Kids and youngsters are taught and encouraged to fast for Ramadan and the ones who religiously fast are given “Eidi” or pocket money.
Now that you are aware of Eid celebrations, grab this opportunity to taste the biryani and sevaiyyan today! Trust me; you will eagerly await Eid every year!!!
Wishing one and all, Eid Mubarak!!!!!!