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Celebrating culture in DBS - Eid Celebrations in DBS

by Hamza Razaq | Apr 09, 2024

Celebrating Eid al-Fitr: A Time of Unity and Gratitude

Tomorrow the 10th of April marks the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid celebrations.

Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Festival of Breaking the Fast, is a significant religious holiday for Muslims around the world. It serves as a time for Muslims to come together in unity and gratitude.

This year our DBS Pakistani students society and the DBS Islamic society are collaborating as they host Eid Celebrations in the common room from 10am-12pm on Wednesday the 10/4/24.

Cultural Significance

Eid al-Fitr is a time for family gatherings, feasts, and the exchange of gifts. The holiday is centered around celebrating the end of a month of fasting and spending time with loved ones. Muslims dress up in their best clothes, often brand-new, and decorate their houses for the occasion. The day begins with a special congregational Eid prayer (usually early in the morning), followed by a sermon that instructs Muslims on the performance of rituals and the importance of giving to the less fortunate.

Community Significance

Eid al-Fitr is a time for Muslims to come together as a community and strengthen their bonds. Families and friends gather together to enjoy a rich, opulent feast, at which time loved ones also often exchange gifts and money. The holiday provides an opportunity for Muslims to create a feeling of goodwill and unity by greeting one another with "Eid Mubarak"(Happy Eid).

Historical Significance

Eid al-Fitr has its roots in Islamic tradition, with the holiday originating during the time of the Prophet Muhammad. According to Muslim tradition, The prophet Muhammad introduced the festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha to mark significant events in the Islamic calendar. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, while Eid al-Adha commemorates the end of the Hajj Pilgrimage.


Eid al-Fitr is a time of celebration, unity, and gratitude for Muslims around the world. As Muslims gather together to celebrate this significant religious holiday, they are reminded of the importance of unity, gratitude, and giving to those in need. This act of charity, known as zakat, is one of the five pillars of Islam and emphasizes the importance of helping those in need.


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