Eid Al Adha is an incredibly significant day for Muslims all over the world. Eid Al Adha has a special meaning for every Muslim and marks the end to Ramadan. The day when Islam’s grand ulama (lords and government officials) visit the tombs of their deceased ancestors marking the end of Ramadan with ceremonies and activities is an important tradition. Eid Al Adha is also known as the “Festival of breaking the fast”, or lesser Eid for Muslims. In many countries Eid Al Adha is one of the most important religious holidays with millions of people taking part in its festivities.
Eid Al-Adha is a major international festival; it is one of the biggest cultural events of the calendar year. It is normally marked by the gathering of family and friends who gather in one place to break their fast and share meals, prayers and gifts before heading to the mosque. Eid Al Adha is a time when breaking fast is compulsory, which is why it is also known as the Festival of breaking the fast. The actual date is determined by the lunar calendar; it is observed on the fasting days between Ramadan and Shri Id. During this period Muslims commemorate their dead ancestors and the accomplishments they have made throughout their Holy Mission.
During Eid Al-Adha people are allowed to eat and drink from the water only. They are also allowed to eat oily foods such as dates, butter, milk and fish but not all types of these are allowed. Drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited along with eating and drinking from new pools and wells. Even the breaking of fast is limited to one meal a day, which is considered to be sufficient to mark the day.
Eid Al-Adha is a time when breaking the fast is much more important than the actual fasting. This is because during the day people visit the mosques to offer their prayers and spend the night before the festival sleeping. This is a time when there is a great deal of shopping, going to places and eating lavish foods. Women are generally very choosy about what clothes they choose to wear during this period. They try to buy silk, satin or brocade fabric so that they do not have to wear too many clothes. Silk, satin and brocade fabrics are usually expensive and can cost a good sum of money if bought and worn on a daily basis.
The festival is popular all over the world, especially in Arab countries and even in countries like Egypt where Islam is the main religion. Eid Al-Adha is seen as a time when family members and friends came together to celebrate and take part in the fun-filled festival. This festival can be celebrated in different countries throughout the year but in general the day is celebrated on the third day of Ramadan or the final day of Ramadan, which is the biggest religious festival of the year. Eid Al-Adha is considered to be one of the most important festivals for Muslims all over the world. Many local Eid celebrations take place without any special theme or mention of the festival by name.
Happy Eid Mubarak Wishes
- Eid Mubarak! May Allah fulfill all your dreams and hopes.
- May the blessings of Allah be with you and your family forever and always. Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah bless your life and fulfill all your wishes and Dua’s. Eid Mubarak.
- I hope this Eid brings peace, prosperity, and happiness to everyone’s life. Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah open the doors of happiness and prosperity for you. Eid Mubarak to you and your family.
- I wish you and your family a very joyful Eid. May Allah accept all your prayers and forgive all your faults. Eid Mubarak!
- Eid Mubarak to you and your family! May this Eid brings nothing but joy and peace for all. Have a safe and happy Eid day!
- May the divine happiness fill our homes and hearts. Wishing you all Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah (SWT) shower countless blessings on you because you deserve all of them. Wish you a very joyous eid, my love.
- Sending all my love and good wishes to you on this Eid. Happy Eid Mubarak, dear sister/brother.
- Before we ask for happiness and prosperity, we should ask for mercy. May Allah shower his mercy on us. Eid al-Adha Mubarak!
- Every day is Eid for me when I’m with you. Sending lots of love to this Eid. Eid Mubarak.
- You are the reason why my life is so colorful each day. Let me make this Eid such a colorful one for you! Eid Mubarak my love!
The actual date of Eid Al-Adha is calculated using the lunar calendar and dates are usually calculated using the new moon. There is no scientific reasoning behind this, as the calculation of the day is based on lunar calculations and it may therefore not necessarily be accurate in every single year. It is believed that the festival was started by prophet Mohammed (SAW), who was born in Ramadan and the festival gained its name after him. The exact date of Eid can vary slightly depending on the moon phases. Local traditions often vary slightly with respect to the times of fasting that coincide with the day of Eid.