Eid – May 2022
We wish all our residents and their families celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr over the coming days a happy Eid.
April has been the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims around the world have been fasting which means no eating or drinking during daylight hours and special congregational prayers in the evening.
Ramadan comes to an end over this Bank Holiday weekend and people will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.
What’s the Eid greeting?
‘Eid Mubarak’ is the common greeting for Eid, some people also say ‘Eid Kareem’.
There is a second Eid in the Islamic calendar – Eid-ul-Adha
Eid-ul-Adha or ‘Big Eid’ is celebrated on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah, the twelve month of the Islamic calendar.
Muslims who have the means to, travel to Saudi Arabia to perform their Hajj (pilgrimage). Eid marks the end of the Hajj where people sacrifice an animal (usually a cow) and distribute the meat to family, friends and the needy. Then come three days of feasting. This year Eid-ul-Adha will fall in July.