The celebration of Eid at MITCO
Eid ul-Fitr, a religious holiday in Islam that marks the conclusion of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and prayer, has been celebrated by all Muslims around the world.
On the first day of the month of Shawwal, Muslims perform the Eid prayer, a congregational prayer held in the morning of Eid day in an open space such as a field, community centre, or Mosque. Fasting is forbidden on the day of Eid. Before performing the Eid prayer, all Muslims are required to donate a set amount of money to the needy people as an act of charity.
Muslims visit their relatives, friends and acquaintances following the prayers. On this day, special delicacies are prepared, with traditions and culinary specialities varying from country to country based on the local culture. In Mauritius, the most popular dishes that are traditionally served on Eid day, include Biryani and vermicelli boiled in milk, almonds and sugar.
At MITCO, we celebrated Eid together with our co-workers by ordering Biryani for lunch. And to marks this special event, all ladies decorated their hands with Mehndi, a traditional body art.