Eid Mubarak!

By Zak

Eid Mubarak (may you have a blessed festival)  from everyone here at gecko. I know this post is a tiny bit late, but better late than never as the motto goes.

Eid ul-Fitr is an Islamic festival which celebrates the culmination of fasting season, in which Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to sunset in the month Ramadhan, an act which constitutes an important pillar of their faith.

In Sri Lanka, both men and women will usually attend mosque in the morning to participate in Eid prayers and offer Sadaqat-ul-fitr, a form of charity. Family and friends then celebrate together in their homes, sharing blessings, feasting on short eats, sweet delicacies and copious amounts of biriyani (my personal highlight) . Gifts and money are also exchanged, with new clothing a must (some photos here).

To me, Eid, like any other religious festival, is not only a time for celebration, but a time to appreciate those around you and and spare a thought for the less fortunate.

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Gecko Sri Lanka is a UK registered charity founded in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami by a group of second generation Sri Lankan students.
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2 Responses to Eid Mubarak!

  1. wikum says:

    This is a great post on a topic most of us, and I’m sure many Sri Lankans in general, don’t know much about. Very informative!

  2. Ashan Herath says:

    “Family and friends… sharing… copious amounts of biriyani (my personal highlight)”
    Dude you mum’s biriyani is awesome! Mind if I join in =D

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