Sunday, September 20, 2009

Eid.. today 20th Sep-09

Muslims across the world started celebrating Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Leaders and heads of state in the Arab and Muslim world exchanged greetings on the occasion. Muslims from all walks of life celebrated Eid in a festive air. The celebrations culminated with hundreds of thousands pouring into mosques and open fields, chanting praises of God, to offer the Eid prayers in the early hours of the day. The first day of this year’s Eid Al Fitr falls on Friday.

Most of the Arab and Muslim countries started celebrating Eid today. They included Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen, Indonesia, Palestine, Mauritania, Afghanistan, Belgium, and Sunnis of Iraq.

The first day of Eid will be tomorrow in some countries like India.. There was a festive air everywhere as people, wearing new dresses, hugged each other and exchanged Eid greetings. There are a variety of greeting phrases prevalent among Muslims of different countries on the occasion of Eid, which is the largest festival of the Muslim world.