Saturday, September 19, 2009

Selamat Hari Raya and Happy Eid from the Middle East!

Greetings, and Happy Eid ul-Fitr from Abu Dhabi!

At 6am, this morning near my home ...

What a sight, all the folks streaming out on-to the street, leaving the mosque after morning prayer.

Eid ul-Fitr or Id-ul-Fitr (Arabic ... عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr‎), often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "to break fast";
and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.


Life for Beginners said...

What a fantastic sight from up above... Here's to several days of happy celebration to mark the end of the fasting month for our Muslim friends. :)

Julian Si said...

Thanks, I agree.

I was so privileged to see this sight first thing on Eid morning :-)

CUMI & CIKI said...

Happy Hols!