Ramadaan is ninth month of Hijri calendar. A month in which Muslims across the world observes fasting called ‘Sawm’ or ‘Siam’, from Dawn to Sunset. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.
Eid-ul-fitr is the first day of the month of Shawwal, tenth month in hijri calendar, marks as the end of Ramadaan. Muslims across the world celebrate it by meeting and greeting each other. An important observance of Eid-ul-fitr is Zakat-ul-fitr, a small amount of money given to the poor or people in need.
Eid-ul-adha honors the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to ALLAH’s command. But, before Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) could sacrifice his son, ALLAH provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: one part of the share is given to the poor and needy; second part is for the home, third is given to relatives. In hijri calendar it falls on the 10th day of Dhu-al-Hijjah, 12th and last month of the calendar.