Eid-el-fitr is the Muslim festival of breaking the fast otherwise known as Sallah celebration. It is mostly celebrated on the first day of Shaw’waal, at the completion of one month Ramadan fast which comes in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
This period is highly significant for the Muslim faithful all over the world as it is believed that it was during the Ramadan fast that the Qur’an was revealed to mankind through the Prophet Muhammad.
The Ramadan period offers Muslim faithful a unique opportunity to devote the entire month in denial of self from basic needs of the day focusing on purifying themselves, getting closer to God and growing in their knowledge and faith.
The Ramadan period instructs Muslims to fast from dawn to dusk abstaining from food, drink, sexual intercourse, foul language, and immoral behavior. It is also considered an ideal time for Muslims to forgive those who have wronged them.
Traditionally, the fasting begins on the first day of Ramadan and ends on the last day depending on the sighting of the new moon of Shaw’waal or by some astronomical calculations.
Therefore Eid-el-Fitr, the first day of the month of Shaw’waal, is usually a very exciting day for the faithful who considere it a period of celebration and thanksgiving after a month long sacrifice of fasting to the Almighty Allah.
In Muslim-majority countries, the Eid celebration lasts up to three days and is usually observed as public holidays. In Nigeria for instance, the Eid el Fitr is marked with traditionally dress and most of the dress is upon women and most of traditional clothes is Ankara style and Ankara also help in fitting them and beautify them more especially in this Eid period with lockdown. And here are some pictures of Nigerian Muslim Ankara style
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