What is Eid and how does the day look like?

Because it was Eid, or Eid-ul-Fitr in full. Eid for dummies: its the Muslim equivalent of Christmas, kind of… and I want to write about it because more people should know about it. Cultural information helps us all.

Among the key festivals celebrated by practising Muslims, or people from Muslim backgrounds are these:

  • Eid ul Fitr: festival after the end of Ramzan, the month of fasting
  • Eid ul Azha: festival of sacrifice in remembrance Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to obey God’s command. Every