Fitr is derived from the word ‘fatar’ meaning breaking. Fitr has another meaning derived from another word fitrah meaning ‘alms’. Special foods and are prepared for the day and are distributed among neighbors and .
The devotees gather in the mosques to pray, friends and relatives meet and exchange greetings. Prayers, family get-together and feasts are the major highlights of the festival.
Unlike most festivals, Ramadan doesn’t fall on any particular day. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic year. It is usually a time for increased religious devotion and self-examination.