The elders and the young rise early on the Eid day. They put on gay-colored dressed and leave for Eid Gan or some big mosque to offer Eid prayers. The scene after the prayer is over is very impressive. People embrace one another warmly and shake hands. There is no distinction of poor, rich, young and aged, known or unknown. Guests are warmly invited to their homes to have vermicelli’s and other sweet dishes.
Children are given sweets, money which known as Eidee. Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th of Zul Hajj, the Junar month that follows the second month after Eid. It is performed almost in the same manner as Eid-ul-Fitr with one difference that is, every Muslim, who has the means, offers the sacrifice of some goat, lamb, sheep or cow. This remained us the great sacrifice offered by Hazrat Ibrahim, the father of the prophets.
This Eid follows the great international Muslim festival of Hajj that is performed at Makkah on the 9th of Zul Hajj. The Eid Miladun Nabi is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on the 12th of Rabiul Awwal each year. This is again a great occasion of joy and happiness for the Muslims. Streets and bazaars, houses, shops and buildings are tastefully decorated and illuminated at night.
Big processions are taken out and the air is full of religious songs and holy chanting. Sweet is distributed from house to house. Streets are full with dainty food in big cauldrons and tasty cold drinks in big containers served to anybody who cares to eat or drink. But with all this fanfare there is decorum and solemnity, no strong drinks, no hooliganism under intoxicants.