The call for brotherhood and humanity echoes throughout the world on the holy day of Eid-ul-Fitr, a day marked by love and festivities in equal measure, a day when millions of Muslims all over the world celebrate the end of the month of Ramzan. We are well aware of the merriment that our fellow Indian Muslims take part in but what about our brothers from other countries? Let’s take a look at how followers of Allah in other regions mark the joyous occasion…
MANY NATIONS, ONE BOND: EID-UL-FITR CELEBRATIONS OVER THE WORLDJuly 15, 2015 293 0 0
Eid in Nigeria, a secular country, is commonly known as “Small Sallah” with people welcoming each other with the customary “Barka Da Sallah“, meaning “Greetings on Sallah” in the Hausa language which is the second most spoken language in nation. The celebrations last for two days as declared by the government. The Ramat square in Maiduguri is the scene of prayers offered by men and boys on Eid.
United States of America
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The many thousands of Muslims living in the U.S assemble at big-city Islamic centers, convention halls or open parks to offer Eid prayers. The United States Postal Service has been issuing several postage stamps since 2001 to honor one of the two most important festivals in the Islamic calendar
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The Noor Mosque in Nairobi is a sight to behold as hundreds gather to offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
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Widely celebrated for three days, Muslims in the country greet each other with “Eid Mubarak” on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The preparations for Eid start upto ten days prior to the occasion in the form of Khana Takani, wherein Afghans clean their houses. The sweet occasion calls for delicacies like Jelabi, Shor-Nakhod, and Cake wa Kolcha, which are special treats served to the guests.
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A predominantly Muslim nation, the Islamic Republic of Iran celebrates Eid with great gusto. The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is shown at one such Eid prayer at the Tehran University campus. Families give gifts and money to the poor, handicapped, and the ill.
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Despite of not being an official holiday, Eid-ul-Fitr is a widely celebrated occasion in the United Kingdom. Men wear thawb, jubba and sherwani, and women usually dress in a salwar kameez and offer prayers. Bengali and Pakistani savories and sweets like samosas, Siweya, Rice and Handesh, Noonor Bora, and Fulab are popular servings of this day.
The Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair (MEFF) is an initiative to celebrate Eid in Sydney, shortly after Eid-ul-Fitr. Catering to tens of thousands of Muslims in the secular country, the fair includes festival includes stalls from different nations, cultural program, and rides for kids and adults. Families regale in the cheer spread by the festival with each other in these fairs that are a part of Eid celebrations all over Australia.
As can be seen, Eid-ul-Fitr is a day that brings together people divided by national boundaries but united by their common faith and respect for their Allah…