Lot of #Muslims in Canada rejoice Eid, also called as Eid al-Fitr on the beginning day of Shawwal (tenth month is the Islamic calendar).
This festival is also called as the feast of fast breaking. It spots the end of festival and the beginning of a feast, which lasts up to 3 days in certain countries.
It is an essential Islamic holiday for the Muslim people in Canada. This festival includes plenty of Muslims waking up soon in the morning and praying either at the outside prayer area or a mosque. They dress in the good clothes and decorate their houses.
Special foods are made and relatives and friends are invited. Greeting cards and gifts are exchanged and kids get presents and money. This festival is a joyous event however its underlying aim is to appreciate God and offer thanks to him, based on Islamic belief.
There is no national public holiday in Canada for Eid, however lots of Islamic companies and businesses may change the business hours at this event. It is one of the two big festivals for Muslims, the other being Eid al-Adha which is in a couple of months.
Eid Mubarak everyone!
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