Different types of Eid celebrated in a year

Eid is a festival of Muslims and they all come together to enjoy and celebrate this day of kindness and harmony. There are different types of Eid celebrated in a year. They are Eid-al-Fitr, Eid-al-Adha, Eid-e-Milad, Eid-e-Ghadeer and Shab-e-Barat.

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Eid is a sacred festival of Muslims and they come together and celebrate this day. They hug each other with promises of charity, kindness, harmony and brotherhood. They exchange gifts with their loved ones. They wear their best clothes with beautiful jewellery.

Here is a list of different types of Eid celebrated in a year.

Eid al-Fitr

This day marks the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of fasting and praying. Muslims listen to khutba and give charity in the form of food (zakat al-fitr). Muslims are not allowed to fast on this particular day. This day acts as a reminder for Muslims to be grateful to Allah for what they have.

Eid al-Adha

It is one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar. It coincides with the completion of Hajj which many people take every year. This festival is also known as the festival of sacrifice because people recall the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to demonstrate and show his dedication to God.

Eid-e-Milad

This day is celebrated to memorialize the birth of Prophet Muhammad. It is a day to celebrate as well as mourn because it also marks the death anniversary of the Prophet. Muslims start their day with a morning prayer followed by a large gathering in the mosque. At the end of the day, they give donations to the needy.

Eid-e-Ghadeer

This festival celebrates the appointment of Ali ibn Abi Talib as the successor of the Prophet. He was Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law. People fast on this day and do Ghusl, which is a ritual bath. They recite their prayers and provide food to believers.

Shab-e-Barat

It is a festival celebrated by the Muslims and it memorializes the day Prophet Muhammad entered the city of Makkah. Shab-e-Barat means the night of forgiveness. It is celebrated with people staying up all night to pray to Allah and recite from the Quran until dawn.

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