Ramadan being one of the most important festivals of Islamic calendar is celebrated with great enthusiasm in many countries.
Although some basic rules and festivities remain the same, the scale of celebrations varies from one country to another.
Today, there are many countries with a fairly large Muslim population, who give their citizens right to exercise their customs in their traditional manner.
Eid ul-Fitr in United Kingdom
Although in United Kingdom there is not a public holiday on this day, the day usually begins with the Imam asking the Muslim community to forgive and forget all their past animosities with a speech called “Khutbah”, followed which they offer prayer to Lord.
Eid ul-Fitr in North America
Mostly it’s a quite day in North America as many people there wait for e-mails, posts or any other way of information to know if Moon was observed on the eve and if it is to be celebrated as end of Ramadan. Delicacies are prepared in some homes.
Eid ul-Fitr in India
As the population of Muslims in India is certainly very high, it is celebrated across all communities with full happiness and vigor. The most famous place in India for Eid celebration till date is Jama Masjid, New Delhi.
Eid ul-Fitr in Iran
It is more often a quite and personal celebration in Iran, with meat or Kurbani, considered to be an expensive dish is distributed by the effluent classes to those who are poorer. This form of charity on kind is very popular.
Eid ul-Fitr in South Africa
Thousands of people gather in Cape Town to sight moon on the eve of Ramadan, the eve is celebrated with great enthusiasm with every one getting something to share in form of food.