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EID-al-Fitr Special

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Eid al-Fitr is an important festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. It is not celebrated only in India, but all over the world as a ‘fast breaking ceremony’. It is celebrated as a festival with a great zeal and much enthusiasm. The preparations of this festival begin days before.  Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.


Why people wait for festivals? The first answer will be shopping, and that too for females.There is only a few times when the lanes of Old Delhi becomes more colorful, and that is during Eid. There are various places where you can shop such as Jama Masjid, Zakir Nagar Okhla, ChitliQabar,Nizamuddin, ChandiniChowk and so on. Be it a shop for apparel, footwear, a kiosk selling kebabs or kulfis, or even a salon or a tailor shop that is open till late for everyone to complete their last minute shopping. Jama Masjid Located near chandinichowk; famous forSeviyan,khajoor, raw meat, dry fruits.Another is Zakir Nagar, like most of the Delhi markets, this place also has something or the other to offer to its customers.  The place is also admired for the shops that apply beautiful patterns of Mehandi. Famous for Bangles, Kurtis, Pakistan shararas, crockery, Kurta Pyjamas for men. Then there is Nizamuddin Aulia, it too holds different charm on Eid with the streets decorated with lights and streamers. Everything is available in this market from garments, home textiles to utensils. One can easily get Rosaries, prayer mats, prayer books, ittar. Also, Chandini Chowk one of the famous market to shop for Eid . The attraction of the area is that you can find almost anything from sarees, bags, clothing, shoes, Pearl, gold and silver jewelry, zardosi items, Indian traditional dresses.


Each festival is Delhi is celebrated with great enthusiasm, spirit and zeal.Eid is seen as a day for special prayers. Muslims greet each other with gifts and cards. People during Eid-ul-Fitr gather at Jama Masjid which is one of the famous mosques in all over India and offer prayer. Old Delhi area is decorated throughout the Ramadan month. One can blindly choose to visit Old Delhi at Eid-ul-Fitr as this whole place is decorated with dazzling material and delectable food items are served at various stalls. Also there are various other mosques where you can go and offer prayer such as Anjuman Masjid,Aliwardi Masjid.


Food is a staple of the Eid celebration, as families and friends come together to enjoy an elaborate and exquisitely prepared feast in each other’s company. Ramadan 2018 is here, which means it’s time for food lovers to go all out and binge on rich street foods or visit different restaurants offering delicious food or you can say Eid special cuisines such as mughlai dish, hydrabadi biryani, seviyan, mutton korma( epically during Eid) and so on. Famous restaurants such as Biryani Blues serves the most delectable Hyderabadi dishes such as biryani, korma, Chicken Fry to the Mutton Shikhampur. Another is Lucknow Wale Tunday Kababi  offering North Indian and Mughlai delicacies. They serve the best mouth-watering North Indian dishes ranging from Galouti Kebabs to Korma and Shwarma and that too at pocket-friendly prices. Also there are few restaurants offering Noor-e-murgh, lazeez kabaab espically during Eid.


All of us think of doing something noble throughout the year but never actually do it, under the pretence that we don’t have the time or the resources for it. Well, why not try it out this Eid? Not only will it help make the occasion more meaningful for yourself, but it will also help you utilise your Eidi in a much better ways.


There is no joy greater than making others happy.This Eid, don’t forget to make some donations, charity.Spend some time with those who have no one to share their happiness. If you think you need a lot of money to get a gift for each one of them, buy a box of mithai and give each one of them a hug and amplify your blessings.


You can help your maid, her children, look and feel good by giving them an outfit to wear on Eid. You can also offer them sweets which they might can’t afford.


If you have accumulated a great amount of Eidi, there are two possible ways that you can use it – either you can spend it all while partying with friends, or you can be smart about it and invest the money somewhere. You can Buy gold, bonds, some shares from the stock market and reap the benefits of a wise decision for a longer time.


Give your mother a break from all chores of work this Eid. Spend some quality time with your family and use your Eid to take them out for a dinner to a fancy restaurant that they’ve been talking about for so long. You can also buy gifts, movies ticket for your parents, siblings and make them feel special.