13 Interesting Fun Facts on Eid for Students

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Observed twice a year, the festival of Eid is one of the most important celebrations for Muslims around the world. It is a festival of joy, celebrations, feats, and above all, praying to the almighty for wellbeing and asking forgiveness for sins. People around the world celebrate Eid by wearing new clothes, praying, and eating traditional food with friends and family. In 2024, Eid Ul-Fitr will be observed on April 11. As the festival is almost here, it is a great time to educate young children about its important and key aspects. Here are a few interesting fun facts on Eid for students.

Lessor-known Facts on Eid

1. Eid is an Arabic term which loosely translates into “festival” or “feast”. 

2. There are two major types of Eid: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha.

3. Eid Al-Fitr is a three-day celebration that marks the end of Ramadan.

4. Eid Al-Adha is a four-day celebration observed to commemorate Ibrahim’s sacrifice of his son Ismail according to God’s command. 

5. When celebrating Eid, people greet each other with the phrase “Eid Mubarak”. 

6. People in Indonesia eat a layered cake to celebrate the festival of Eid. 

7. Turkish Muslims celebrate Eid with a grand Sugar Feast, traditionally involving Turkish delights like Lokum and Baklava. 

8. In Egypt, Eid is called Eid el-Fitr. It is celebrated with kunafa, a sweet desert made using cheese and syrup and fatta, a mixture of rice, meat, and bread. 

9. The moon is often used to symbolize Eid Al-Fitr and thus, found in decorations, greeting cards, and intricately embroidered on clothes. 

10. Since the new moon varies across the globe, the date of Eid Al-Fitr is not the same for all communities. 

11. Eid is known by different names around the world. It is called Hari Raya Puasa in Malasysia, Lebrun in Indonesia, and Ramzan Bairami in Azerbaijan. 

12. In 1996, Eid Al-Fitr was hosted at the White House by Hillary Clinton.

13. Dates are an important part of Eid. Many people open their fasts with dates as they help maintain glucose levels. 

Hope you enjoyed reading on facts on Eid. If you are interested in reading facts then you can visit our blog which has 22 Interesting Facts about Holi.

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