Eid-al-Fitr celebrations among Muslim communities in Australia

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Being a land of multicultural diversity, Australia promotes all religions and upholds its cultural values close to its heart. As part of Islam believes, Ramadan is the holy month of fasting and sacrifice. Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of this holy month by breaking the one-month fasting. On the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, the Muslim community extends their assistance to the poor, donate foods, essential goods, and money to the needy.

On the day of Eid-al-Fitr, Muslims in Australia wake up to the sweet aroma of delicious Sheer khurma, a dish of dates cooked in milk and go to their mosques to pray, to reflect and to meditate. The roads in Australia are pretty blocked with the Muslim devotees rushing to their mosques for morning prayers, where the religious leader read scriptures and share stories to the attendees of the Eid-al-Fitr celebration.

Muslims make their divine day even special by wearing the finest clothes, decorating and beautifying their homes with sparkling lights, cooking festive delicious food for their friends and relatives etc. Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion for Muslims across Australia to praise God and give thanks to Him.

Eid-al-Fitr is not a public holiday in Australia, offices and other services are open for people, schools and colleges function, commercial establishments like banks, restaurants, and shops are also open. Muslims with business firms in Australia can opt to close the shop for one day to celebrate the joy of Eid-al-Fitr. Muslim employees can also take a day off for the celebrations and the prayer activities in the mosques.

On this auspicious occasion, devotees share the message of love, unity and brotherhood to the whole world. In the course of this Covid-19 situation, you might not be able to go to your home country and celebrate Eid with your loved ones, yet you can always surprise them with an international money transfer. Let them know that you care!