The festival of Eid al Fitr began yesterday, Tuesday June 4 for most people.
While others will celebrate a day later, which is today, Wednesday, June 5.
This week Muslims across the world started marking the end of Ramadan – a month-long fasting period.
Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, and is a period of fasting, extra prayer and charitable deeds.
What does Eid Mubarak mean?
Eid Mubarak is a greeting you can use to wish someone a happy Eid celebration.
Directly translated Eid means “celebration”, while Mubarak means “blessed”.
So put these two words together and the phrase becomes “blessed Eid”, or it can also mean “have a blessed holiday”.
It is used to greet people during the festive period.
It can often be spotted emblazoned on balloons, cards and posters throughout the festival.
And if someone wishes you a happy Eid al Fitr it is polite to respond “Khair Mubarak”.
This means you wish good things to the person who greeted you.
You could also reply saying “Jazak Allah Kahir”, which is used as a way to say thank you.
But directly translated it means “May Allah reward you with goodness”.
How to pronounce Eid Mubarak:
Eid Mubarak is pronounced “red” as in the word “feed”, with special special emphasis placed on the world Barack when enunciating the second part.
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