and Celebrations :
Eid is celebrated with extreme enthusiasm as it is also the 'Festival
of Fast-Breaking'. After a rigorous fast in Ramzan, Eid is definitely a
welcome occasion. Great rush can be seen in markets a days before the
festival as people do a lot of shopping for gifts, clothes and
sweetmeats. On the eve of the festival womenfolk can be seen at the
bangle shops and applying henna in their hands while the night before
the festival called 'Chand Raat' is spend in preparation for the
celebrations. Ladies in the house can be seen busy preparing for the
grand feast for the Eid.
On an Eid morning people take early bath and wear new clothes.
Following the tradition people give alms to the poor and needy and
assemble at Idgah to render prayers. After this people hug each other
and greet 'Eid Mubarak'.
At home womenfolk prepare best of festive food including Sewain,
biryanis, pulaos, meat and chicken kababs, dahi badas and
kewra-flavoured kulfis and faloodas. All this is gorged by people after
the month long restraint. Friends and relatives are invited to
participate in the joyous celebrations.
Children particularly await the festival of Eid as it is time to
receive Eidi from the elders in the family. Idi could be some special
gift or cash.