Muslims across the world celebrate a festival named Eid. To greet each other, they use the term “Mubarak” which means blessed or celebrations. So, Eid-Mubarak is a well-wishing prayer used by Muslims to basically wish friends and family while exchanging greetings.
There are five pillars of Islam namely- faith, prayer, charity, making a pilgrimage to Mecca and Ramadan. The fifth pillar, Ramadan, is observed during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time for spiritual reflections in which people don't eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. The common belief behind fasting is that it brings a person closer to the almighty. With the ending of the holy month of Ramadan comes the festival of Eid al-Fitr. Celebrations begin when the moon is sighted after the sunset. There is no fixed date for Eid as the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycles.
Eid al-Fitr, which is also known as “Breaking of the fast”, lasts for three days. A specific prayer is recited on this day. Many people attend communal prayers and listen to sermons on the first day of the month of Shawwal which is held outside or in large venues. Some communities even organize different kinds of festivities including communal meals on this day. People travel to far places to attend these prayers and festivities. Some wear new clothes and visit relatives' house, exchange gifts or send cards and messages. Festive meals are prepared to share with friends and family. The day of Eid ul-Fitr is declared as a public holiday in many countries.
On this day, mosques across the world are decorated using lights and thousands of Muslims offer prayers inside these mosques.