First of all EID Mubarak,not only to Muslims around the world but to other religion people as well.I saw on Blogcatalog that people are not aware of this festival of Muslims.At that time I thought I should write a brief post which will tell them what the Festival is and why it is celebrated?

Eid mubarak is a traditional greeting reserved for use on the festivals of Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr. Muslims wish each other Eid Mubarak after performing the Eid prayer. This celebration continues till the end of the day. It is notable that saying these exact words is a cultural tradition influenced by deep roots of religion in it; however, it is not part of any religious obligations.

Eid refers to the occasion itself and Mubarak is roughly 'may it become good for you',but the phrase is used in the same context 'Merry Christmas' would be.

Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide as a commemoration of Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael for Allah.It is one of two festivals that Muslims celebrate. Like Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha also begins with a short prayer followed by a sermon.Eid al-Adha is 4 days long and starts on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja of the lunar Islamic calendar.This is the day after the pilgrims in , the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat.It happens to be approximately 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan(Ramadan is an Islamic religious observance that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, when the Qur'an was revealed.).

Eid ul-Fitr or Id-Ul-Fitr, often abbreviated as simply Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan,the month of fasting.On the day of the celebration, a typical Muslim family is awake very early and then after praying the first normal everyday prayer, is required to eat in a small quantity, symbolizing the end of Ramadan. They then attend special congregational prayers held only for this occasion in mosques, in large open areas, stadiums or arenas. The prayer is generally short, and is followed by a sermon. Worshippers greet and embrace each other in a spirit of peace and love after the congregational prayer. After the special prayers, festivities and merriment are commonly observed with visits to the homes of relatives and friends to thank God for all blessings.

NOTE-:I am a Hindu by religion.Apart from the little knowlege I have about EID,I had to search the net for the information.So if there is a mistake somewhere,do let me know.i will correct it as soon as possible.