Fast, Fair and Festivals of India Fast, Fair and Festivals of India
Celebrated In : Kerala
Festivals of : Muslims
Main Ritual : Distribution of food to Poor & needy.
In the month of : January - February
Id ul-Fitr, popularly known as Ramadan (but ideally pronounced Ramzan), falls in the seventh month of the lunar year (January- February) and is a major festival of the Muslims of Kerala.
Throughout this month, Muslims observe a day-long fast. Purification of the body and soul is the main purpose of this religious rite.
The festival of Id ul-Fitr festival begins with the sighting of the crescent moon on the western horizon and with that the fasting ends.
The main activity of the festival is the distribution of food to the poor and needy. In the morning, devotees proceed to the mosque or Id-Gali to attend the congregational prayer led by the Imam.