Kuda Eid, also known as Fithru Eid, is an important religious festivity that marks the end of Ramadan, as in the Islamic month of fasting. Usually, the Kuda Id festival of Maldives falls on the first day in the month of Shawaal, according to the Islamic calendar. It is a three day long festivity, which is observed as a public holiday period. Read to know more about Maldives Kuda Eid festival.
To celebrate the Fithru Eid Festival of Maldives, people visit the
mosque early in the morning. They offer prayers and seek the divine
blessings. Special feast is prepared at each house and friends and
relatives are invited to join. The celebrations take place only
after the new moon is sighted. Its announcement is usually done by a
canon in Male and via television.
During this special occasion, offerings are made to the poor and
needy. People in Maldives dress in their best clothing for the Eid
celebrations. They embrace each other and wish 'Eid Mubarak'. Also,
greeting cards are exchanged. In rural islands, traditional dances
like Bodu beru are performed, in which people participate
enthusiastically. The festivity of Kuda Eid is celebrated with fun