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.

3 comments:

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!