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Andhra Pradesh In Festivals  - Idd Ul Fitr

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Idd-Ul-Fitr 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

the fasting 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.


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