Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 : Here Is How To Celebrate Eid Around The World!

Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 : Here Is How To Celebrate Eid Around The World!

                Celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 Around the World: Finally, Eid is around the corner and the devotees are all set to celebrate their upcoming festival all across the world. Eid-ul-Fitr is extensively celebrated all around the globe and in the Islamic world. The festival comprises of rich cultural significance, as well as marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Check out how this special Holy Day is celebrated all around the world.

Eid-Ul-Fitr 2019 Celebrations Around The World

Eid in Saudi Arabia

Eid in Saudi Arabia

When Is Eid 2019 in Saudi Arabia?

Wednesday,  29 May to Sunday,  9 June

How To Celebrate The Festival?

The holy festival of Eid al-Fitr is celebrated with great festivities and devotion in Saudi Arabia. It comprises of mouth-watering meals including various traditional Saudi recipes. The homes are decorated on this day and after the prayers, families gather at their patriarchal homes with families and relatives.

A special Eid meal is prepared on this holy day which is enjoyed by family and friends together. Young children also get special gifts from the elder family members and family members also distribute gifts among themselves and also offer gifts to strangers.

In some of the parts of Saudi Arabia, the neighbors put large rugs on the streets and every single household is going to cook a meal and share it with all the neighbors.

Eid in India

Eid in India

When Is Eid 2019 in India?

Tuesday,  4 June to Wednesday,  5 June

How To Celebrate The Festival? 

The night before Eid is called Chaand Raat in India which means ‘Night of the Moon’. Muslims of India along with their families and friends visit markets, shopping malls, and bazaars in order to buy new clothes, gifts, and sweets.

Indian Muslims greet each other by saying ‘Eid Mubarak’, followed by a formal embrace. As part of the Eid al Fitr traditions in India, ladies apply henna on their hands as well as feet and buy colorful bangles.

Gifts and new clothes are also distributed to the family members and relatives, as well as traditional sweets are also prepared, consumed and distributed such as Sivayyan, Lachcha, and Kheer.

Eid in Malaysia

Eid in Malaysia

When Is Eid 2019 in Malaysia?

Tuesday,  4 June to Wednesday,  5 June

How To Celebrate The Festival?

In Malaysia, Eid is popularly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, which in other terms means celebration day of Eid-ul-Fitr. All the Malaysians living in or outside the country travel back to their homes in order to seek their forgiveness as well as to pray with elders, parents, and in-laws.

This tradition of homecoming is also known in Malaysia as Balik Kampung or ‘the homecoming’. People wear traditional cultural clothes for the period of the celebrations as it is very important in Malaysia.

The major element of the festivity is that after the prayer, they all visit their family members and friends and offer them gifts and sweets. Special gifts are distributed to kids as well as grand meals are also held all through the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in Malaysia.

Eid in the USA And Canada

Eid in the USA

When Is Eid 2019 in USA & Canada?

Monday,  3 June to Tuesday,  4 June in USA and Tuesday,  4 June to Wednesday,  5 June in Canada

How To Celebrate The Festival?

All the Muslims situated in the United States & Canada gather in numerous Islamic Centres, open parks, convention halls as well as mosques, in order to offer prayers and indulge in the Eid festivities. On this day, all the families of Muslims visit each other’s residences for the period of the Eid al Fitr holidays along with some gifts and sweets. Along with this, there are large feasts which are organized in community halls as well as mosques.

The celebration in the USA and Canada carries on for 3 days and people share gifts to each other along with spicy, sweet and other flavourful delicacies. The Muslims also visit amusement parks, multiplexes, skating rinks as well as other activity centers in order to celebrate the day with joy, happiness, and devotion.

Eid in the United Kingdom

Eid in the United Kingdom

When Is Eid 2019 in the UK?

Tuesday,  4 June to Wednesday,  5 June

How To Celebrate The Festival?

In the United Kingdom, Eid al-Fitr is not a public holiday, but on the other hand, many Muslims attend the prayer in the early morning. Some of the local businesses as well as schools also provide extension and leaves to Muslims, in order to let them enjoy the festivities of Eid.

Most of the men who are of South Asian origin wear Jubba, thawb, and sherwani while on the other hand, women prefer to wear salwar kameez for the duration of the morning prayers. They also visit the local cemetery in order to offer prayers for their deceased family members.

The major element of the festivity is to visit your family and friends and offer them gifts and sweets or any other traditional dishes such as Handesh, Noonor Bora, Fulab, Siweya, etc.

Eid in Egypt

Eid in Egypt

When Is Eid 2019 in Egypt?

Monday,  3 June to Thursday,  6 June

How To Celebrate the Festival?

The festivity of Eid in Egypt goes for around four days. A grand feast is held there on the holy occasion that comprises of fish recipes as an essential part along with other delicacies such as Fata and Kahk. Early morning, all the Muslims do their special prayers after which they visit their families, friends, and relatives in order to distribute gifts and sweets.

Children on this holy day receive money, gifts as well as new clothes from elders. People also visit the popular cultural sites, take a Nile River cruise and celebrate in getaways to the well-known sea-side resorts of Hurghada as well as Sharm-El-Shaikh.

When Is Eid-Al Fitr in UAE?

Eid-Al Fitr in UAE

Eid al-Fitr 2019 in the United Arab Emirates will begin on the evening of Monday,  3 June to an evening of Thursday,  6 June.

Eid-al-Fitr is the National holiday in UAE. There will be off for the General Population, Schools and most of the Business in United States Emirates.

Ebrahim Al Jarwan, General Supervisor at Sharjah Planetarium, Said that: “There will be difficulty in observing the moon after sunset on June 3, so we can expect the month of Shawwal to start on different dates in different countries. But in the UAE, we can make an educated guess that Ramadan will be 30 days long this year”

When Is Eid-Al Fitr in Pakistan?

Eid al-Fitr 2019 in Pakistan will begin on the evening of Tuesday,  4 June to an evening of Wednesday,  5 June.

Eid-al-Fitr is the National Holiday In Pakistan. Most of the Schools, General Populations And Businesses will be Closed on Eid. Eid-al Fitr in Pakistan is also known as Meeti or Chooti Eid. It is celebrated for three Days and there are four Days Holidays on this Occasion.

When Is Eid-Al Fitr in Bangladesh?

Eid al-Fitr 2019 in Bangladesh will begin on the evening of Tuesday,  4 June to an evening of Wednesday,  5 June.

Eid-ul-Fitr in Bangladesh is the biggest religious festival. Millions of stalwart hosts mosques, Eidgahs, and makeshift prayer venues for the peace and prosperity of Bangladesh.

When Is Eid-Al Fitr in Indonesia?

Eid al-Fitr 2019 in Indonesia will begin on the evening of Tuesday,  4 June to an evening of Wednesday,  5 June.

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