WHAT IS EID?
Eid literally means a “festival” or “feast” in Arabic. There are two major Eids in the Islamic calendar per year – Eid al-Fitr earlier in the year and Eid al-Adha later. Eid al-Fitr is a three-day-long festival and is known as the “Lesser” or “Smaller Eid” when compared to Eid al-Adha, which is four-days-long and is known as the “Greater Eid.”
WHY IT IS CELEBRATED?
The two Eids recognize, celebrate and recall two distinct events that are significant to the story of Islam. Eid al-Fitr means “the feast of breaking the fast.” The fast, in this instance, is Ramadan, which recalls the revealing of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad and requires Muslims to fast from sunrise to sundown for a month.
HOW IS EID AL-FITR CELEBRATED?
Eid al-Fitr features two to three days of celebrations that include special morning prayers. People greet each other with “Eid Mubarak,” meaning “Blessed Eid” and with formal embraces. Sweet dishes are prepared at home and gifts are given to children and to those in need. In addition, Muslims are encouraged to forgive and seek forgiveness. Practices vary from country to country.
Here at Soma Tech Intl, we highly value and cherish diversity and inclusion throughout our facilities. This is why we are fortunate to call our employees our Soma family.
On behalf of our Soma Tech Intl employees, we would like to wish all of our Muslim brothers and sisters a Happy Eid al-fitr! May this Eid bring happiness, joy, and peace to you and your families!
Here we have Asad, Arham, and Majed who were grateful enough to provide a feast for this special occasion.