|May 4, 2023||Thursday||
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
||Broadway, Downtown campus|
Join VCC International Education and the Student's Union of VCC for delicious snacks and refreshments to celebrate Eid al-Fitr!
When: Thursday, May 4, 2023
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: VCC Downtown Atrium and VCC Broadway, Building B, Event Space
All are welcome to attend and join in the festivities. Eid Mubarak!
What is Eid al-Fitr?
Eid al-Fitr ("Festival of Breaking the Fast") is a three-day Islamic festival celebrating the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.
During Ramadan or the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims devote themselves to prayer, self-restraint, charity, and fasting from sunrise to sundown. This act is known as Sawm and is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith.
When is Eid al-Fitr celebrated?
Eid al-Fitr takes place in the first three days of Shawwāl, or the 10th month in the Islamic lunar calendar, and dates may vary yearly. Considered a national holiday in Muslim countries, Eid al-Fitr is one of two major religious holidays. Eid al-Fitr, follows Ramadan and marks the breaking of the fast whereas Eid Al Adha, follows the Hajj pilgrimage and is considered as the festival of sacrifice.
Eid al-Fitr is typically celebrated by participating in special morning prayers, gift-giving, visits with family and friends, charity, and special meals, especially sweets. To greet someone during this time, you may say, "Eid Mubarak!" and wish them a blessed festival/feast.
Did you know: As one of the most celebrated festivals around the world, Eid al-Fitr goes by several names, including ʿĪd al-Fiṭr, Küçük Bayram, Koriteh, Ramazan Bayramı and al-ʿĪd al-Ṣaghīr.