Eid 2017: Here's why the Eid ul Fitr is also called 'Meethi Eid'

This Eid or Eid Ul Fitr is also known as Meethi Eid and is celebrated by Muslims around the world. Here we tell you why it is called Meethi Eid

The holy month of Ramzan comes to end and everybody is now excited to celebrate Eid Ul Fitr. Also known as Meethi Eid, it is expected to begin on June 25 evening and will end on the evening of June 26. It is believed that Prophet Muhammad got the first revelation of the Holy Quran during this month and the exact date of Eid celebration depends on a combination of moon sighting and astronomical calculations. Also, Eid celebration time depends on your location. This Eid is also known as Ramadan-Eid and is celebrated by Muslims around the world. Eid is celebrated two times in a year. While this one is dedicated to sweets, other is Bakra Eid. But do you know why it is called Meethi Eid?

Meethi Eid,  Eid Ul Fitr

Sevai (Photo: Dreamstime)

This Eid is largely focused on sweet preparations and so it is called – Meethi Eid. After a whole month of Iftar feasting which is full of rich meaty delicacies, the last day starts with sweet. It is said that the evening meal of the holy month is usually meat dominated and as the Ramzan is closed, next day is celebrated as Eid. The day starts with something sweet after a month-long fasting and praying.

It is not just for you, sweets and other desserts are distributed among family and friends. Besides distributing them among friends and family, it is also said that sharing sweets with needy increases happiness and good luck. On the other hand, Bakra Eid symbolises the spirit of sacrifice and meat is a major food.

Some of the main delicacies for the festival are Qeemami Sevai and Sheer Korma. While Qeemami Sevai is prepared with sevai and sugar syrup, Sheer Korma includes boiled milk, sevai and dry fruits. without these two, your festival is incomplete.

This year, Meethi Eid or Eid Ul Fitr is expected to be celebrated on Monday, 26th June.

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