People offering prayers at Kaloor stadium on Eid-Ul-Fitr | Photo: B Muralikrishna
After 30 days of holy fasting during the month of Ramadan, Muslims in Kerala will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today. Special prayers were offered in mosques. This year the celebrations are full-fledged due to the lifting of all Covid curbs. The celebrations were very low-key for the past two years due to the Covid situation.
The people of the Islam faith welcome Eid-ul-Fitr with much joy and festivities. Zakat al-Fitr is distributed at the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The celebrations turn vibrant as people wear new clothes and women stain their hands with beautiful Mehendi designs. After the prayers, people visit the houses of families and friends and share their happiness.
The date of Eid-ul-Fitr is determined by the sighting of the crescent moon in accordance with the Muslim lunar calender. The crescent moon could not be sighted in Kerala on Sunday.