Muslims nationwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr with joyous festivities

Kathmandu: Today, Muslims across the country are celebrating Eid al-Fitr with great fervor. This festival holds immense significance in the Muslim community, marked by special Namaz recitations, prayers in mosques, seeking blessings from elders, and exchanging blessings with younger ones.

In recognition of the importance of Eid al-Fitr, the government has declared today, Wednesday, a public holiday. The decision to celebrate Eid today was made by the Muslim Commission, as the new moon was not sighted on Wednesday, signifying the completion of the fasting month.

Eid al-Fitr, which signifies the end of Ramadan, falls on the first day of the tenth month of the Arabic calendar. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims observe a rigorous dawn-to-dusk fast, seeking forgiveness for past sins, guidance, help in refraining from everyday evils, and purification through self-restraint and good deeds.

Eid al-Fitr celebrations are characterized by the consumption of ‘Sevai’ and collective prayers. This joyous occasion also fosters a sense of community as families and friends exchange greetings and gifts, marking the culmination of a month-long period of spiritual discipline and reflection.