DirectRooms.com reports that residents in Al Aqaba will be joining Muslims worldwide in a feast to mark the completion of Ramadan.
Online PR News – 01-June-2011 – – Eid al Fitr is the celebration for the conclusion of a month of fasting and is a national holiday with families coming together to share meals and it’s also a time for prayer and the forgiving of any arguments from the previous year. Visitors can see people gathering in the community halls, mosques or open areas for the Eid prayer.
The prayers are made up of two units called raka’ah which is also only carried out with a congregation. During the raka’ah the congregation will perform six additional Takbirs where hands are raised to the ears while proclaiming ‘Allahu Akbar’ which means God is Great.
Other traditions for the day include an early rise before the sun comes up and a light breakfast, usually of dates, is then eaten to represent breaking the fast. People will then be seen heading in for the prayers and afterwards the celebrations start with foods prepared especially for the occasion.
The festivities this year run from 30th August to 9th September 2011 and with people making their way back home to be with families Al Aqaba hotels will be at a premium.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms.com commented: “It’s not going to be easy to find a hotel in the city during this important religious holiday so anyone travelling to Al Aqaba is going to have to plan their accommodation carefully.”