Eid is also called feast of breaking the fast, because this day marks the Muslim end of the hardest month of the year - Ramadan. This holiday was established in the year 624 by the prophet Muhammad, and ever since adhered to by all adherents of Islam strictly. In many countries, Eid al-Fitr is considered to be the weekends after working during the holiday is forbidden.
In 2014, the Eid, the Muslim calendar falls on 28 July, and celebrated it traditionally is three days from 28 to 30 July. The festival is preceded by the obligatory charity to the needy, which is called zakat. This ritual is one of the five pillars of Islam, therefore, is observed by all adherents of this religion strictly.
To prepare for Eid al-Fitr in Muslim families start for four days. Housewives definitely thoroughly clean their homes, do not forget about the scrubbing of the barn and the cattle, after the feast everything should be sparkling clean. After that every family member is readying herself and always dressed in clean clothes, so that nothing marred the celebration of the most important day in the Muslim calendar. Well, on the eve of the Housewives start to cook different delicious dishes and exchange them for other treats from friends, relatives and acquaintances. Cooked Goodies, as a rule, carry the kids. It is believed that in the house before the holiday should smell like food.
The celebration of Eid al-Fitr begins with special prayers in all the mosques, which takes place an hour after sunset. There are it both men and women. After that, Muslims go home, put on their Sunday clothes and we welcome you to a rich feast of relatives, friends and neighbors. On this day in Muslim countries not accepted to work, so the streets are often organized folk festivals, and the locals not only welcome guests, but is applied and then a return visit. During the celebration of Eid al-Fitr it is also customary to visit the graves of deceased loved ones and ask for forgiveness from each other.