The sacred month of Ramadan, which is the most meaningful period of the year for Muslims, is coming to an end. For an entire month, it was prohibited to eat or drink from sunrise to sunset. It is believed that these challenges help to liberate people from their ignoble needs and encourage spiritual improvement and virtue.
Faithful believers suppose that beneficence and refraining from sins during this period will be greatly rewarded, and once the fast is over, they will rejuvenate and be blessed. Therefore, every Muslim aspires to do good deeds and show care and attention to people in need. When the Holy Month of Ramadan is over, people sincerely congratulate each other and hope that the days they spend in fasting and prayer will bring them peace and prosperity.
At the end of Ramadan, Muslims prepare to celebrate the feast of breaking the fast, which in Arabic is called Eid al-Fitr, and in the Turkic version - Uraza Bayram. This holiday starts on the first day of the lunar month of Shawwal. Thus, in 2023, it will begin on April 21 and will last for four days.
Eid al-Fitr is a feast dedicated to the strengthening of faith, showing respect for Islamic traditions and displaying mercy. An important attribute of this is to help people who are in straitened circumstances and make donations, such as food and money to those in need. During the celebration, Muslims get dressed in new clothes and perform festive prayers, which typically bring together hundreds and thousands of worshippers. As a result, mass festivities involving performances, cultural programmes, traditional treats, presents and retail discounts will begin all over the country and continue throughout the extended weekend.