How is Eid al Fitr celebrated in Morocco?
Morocco’s predominantly Muslim population means that Eid al-Fitr is a major celebration all over the country. Here’s how Moroccans typically celebrate the breaking of their month’s fast with Eid al-Fitr. Zakat al-Fitr is the name given to charitable donations that must be made before families can celebrate Eid al-Fitr.
How is Zakat al Fitr celebrated in Morocco?
Here’s how Moroccans typically celebrate the breaking of their month’s fast with Eid al-Fitr. Zakat al-Fitr is the name given to charitable donations that must be made before families can celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Although it is due on the day of Eid, most families fulfil their charitable obligations a few days before the holiday.
What do people donate on Eid al Fitr?
Another tradition for the Eid al-Fitr is Zakat al-Fitr, a charitable donation to the poor. Beginning a few days before or on the day of Eid, every family will donate staple foods like wheat or flour, while other essentials such as money are also common.
What’s the difference between Ramadan and Eid al Fitr?
As Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar the date of Eid al-Fitr changes each year. Often referred to as simply Eid, it is not to be confused with the other major Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. In Morocco, Eid al-Fitr may also be referred to as the small, or lesser, Eid, while Eid al-Adha is the big, or greater, Eid.
Holidays in Morocco. Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.
When is Eid al Fitr in the year 2012?
Eid al-Fitr for the year 2012 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Wednesday, July 18th ending at sundown on Thursday, July 19th.