The Celebration of Sacrifice ‘Eid Al-Fitr’ for Muslims and ‘Korban’ for Jews and ‘Muslims’?
I've done search after search of the word 'korban' and Muslims, and truthfully didn't find a whole lot, although I found a lot about 'korban' under the Jewish religion. After reading both they are almost identical religious practices, 'Sacrifices', as they are in the slaughter of their meats whether it is 'halal' or 'Kosher' as I've tried to point out in another post and I'll try to show you the similarities in this post too. Shera~
The Celebration of the Sacrifice", or Eid Al-Fitr
Many Muslims in the United States celebrate Eid al-Fitr (also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr) on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days in some countries.
What do people do?
Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic holiday that involves many Muslims waking up early and praying either at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque. Many Muslims dress in their finest clothes and adorn their homes with lights and other decorations. Old wrongs are forgiven and money is given to the poor. Special foods are prepared and friends or relatives are invited to share the feast. Gifts and greeting cards are exchanged and children receive presents. Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion but its underlying purpose is to praise God and give thanks to him, according to Islamic belief.
Some Muslim groups in the United States campaign for schools in some parts of the country to allocate Eid al-Fitr as a day off without being penalized on Eid al-Fitr. For example, the Coalition for Muslim School Holidays, which is a group of more than 80 religious and ethnic organizations, have been lobbying to have the two Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adhadesignated as days off in New York City schools.
Eid al-Fitr is not a federal public holiday in the United States. However, many Islamic businesses and organizations may alter their business hours during this event. There may be some congestion around mosques around this time of the year.