Eid is celebrated in order to respect and thank Allah for giving one strength for month-long fast. With the lockdown restrictions, Eid this year is expected to be low-key within social distancing norms and usually, Eid celebrated in a grand way with friends, relatives, and family. Tradition holds that it was during Ramadan that the Prophet Mohammed started receiving revelations of the Muslim holy book, the Koran. The others are the profession of faith (“there is no God but God and Mohammed is his messenger”), the obligation to pray five times a day, charity, and the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Eid is at the end of the holy month of Ramadan or Ramzan for the world’s nearly 1.5 billion Muslims. The entire month is passed by fasting, to celebrate the first existence of Muhammad. Many of them practice the ritual of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers. The celebrations happen in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The yearly ceremony is considered as one of the five pillars of Islam. Eid begins only after the crescent moon is seen.
All the devotees wake up early in the morning and chant their salat ul-fajr (daily prayers) then take a bath and wear new clothes and put ittar (perfume). It is a custom to eat an energetic breakfast before people perform the special congregational prayers.
They eat special set of food and have it during Ramadan, delicious fod like pide bread,fattoush salad,marcona chorba,halwa,cookies,harira sou,iskender kebab,biryani,shani tukda and much more.