Hari Raya Idul Fitri in Indonesia - Eid ul Fitr is the most significant Muslim festival in Islamic Calendar. It is celebrated on the end of holy month of Ramadan. During the Ramazan, Muslims offer prayers in Mosque in large numbers. They also observe fasting throughout the month of Ramzan just before these Eid celebrations. The month of Ramazan holds a deep significance in Muslim history as the holy book of 'Quran' was revealed during this month. During this month, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset everyday for a month. Most parts of the Southeast Asia celebrated this great occasion of Eid as Hari Rya Aidilfitri.
Eid is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal. Shawwal is the
tenth month in holy Islamic Calendar. Families begin this Eid morning
with a special Prayer also known as Eid Prayer. This prayer offers a
special thanks to god for the strength and discipline received during
the holy month of Ramadan. People distribute sweets and children wear
new clothes on this great Muslim festival known as Eid.
The people of Indonesia celebrate Eid ul Fitr with great enthusiasm and
peace. The message of brotherhood is spreader all throughout the
country. Muslims people wear new clothes and distribute sweets to mark
this auspicious festival in Islamic calendar. On this great occasion of
Eid ul Fitri, markets all through Indonesia are decorated and people
enjoy shopping with great fun.
Banks, private offices and government centers are closed for almost one
week in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
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