Eid festival has a lot of significance for Muslims all over the world. The celebration of this festivitiy takes place twice a year. According to the Muslim calendar, for the first time Eid falls somewhere around the month of Zil-Haji and is known as Eid-ul-Zuha. Eid-ul-Zuha celebrations in New Delhi, the capital of India, take place with great pomp and show. In this festival, Muslims sacrifice animals as a part of ritual and after that they distribute meat. The purpose of doing so is to sacrifice the evil spirit within oneself. It is not a festivity of merriment but has more of a religious reverence for Muslims.
The second festival of Eid, also known as Eid-ul-Fitr, falls in the
holy month of Ramzan. The festival of Id-ul-Fitr in Delhi is celebrated
with much fun and gaiety. Muslims fast throughout the month of Ramzan
and the last day of this month marks the celebration of Eid. Ramzan
teaches people self-control and Eid instructs them to let go. People
indulge in shopping during this festive season and present gifts to the
near and dear ones.
On this day, worshippers visit mosques to offer Eid prayers. After
praying, people embrace and greet each other. On this day, a special
sweet dish 'sewai' is prepared. Melas are also held on this festive
occasion, where people dressed in their special clothing go and enjoy
the merry-go-rounds, swings, songs, music and good food.