is a festival that is religiously celebrated in Andhra
Pradesh. Idd-Ul-Fitr is mainly a festival of the Muslims.
They celebrate it with gaiety and frolic. It is celebrated
as a special occasion in Hyderabad and in the rest of Andhra
Pradesh, in India.
Idd-Ul-Fitr in Andhra Pradesh and as well in the other
Islamic countries is celebrated on the 1st of Shawwal, or
the tenth lunar month according to the Islamic calender.
Idd-Ul-Fitr is celebrated on the day the followers of the
Islamic religion break a one month long fast. Generally, the
fasting starts 4 am in the morning and ends when the sun
sets. Nothing is eaten or drank when
is observed. The fast is usually broken by eating fruits,
specially dates and melons. The 27th day of the Ramzan or
the holy fasting, is considered to be the most auspicious.
This day in the Islamic calender is known as Lailut-ul-Qadar.
The night is spent reading the holy Quran as it is believed
that the Quran was introduced on this very day from heaven.
The Idd-Ul-Fitr is a occasion of festivity. It is an
occasion, when new clothes are tailored, bangles and other
accessories are bought by the women. The men tailor new
sherwanis, caps, turbans and shoes for themselves. The
special dishes like Shir Khurma made from milk and dates are
prepared for the occasion of Idd-Ul-Fitr.
Idd-Ul-Fitr is an occasion when the families and friends
meet and celebrate the auspicious festival together. It
reflects the feeling of togetherness and fellow feeling.