Vijayapura: With Eid-ul-Fitr is going to be celebrated on Tuesday May 3, the Muslims are rushing to make last-minute preparations for the biggest festival of Islam.
Since the Eid is celebrated after the completion of month-long fasting, which is in the month of Ramzan, a holy month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims were seen busy preparing for the big celebrations.
The shops in the City are bustling with people to buy clothes, dry fruits and new ornaments for the festivals.
The garments shops are crowded with people buying new clothes which is essential for Muslims as Islam suggests Muslims wear new clothes on Eid for celebration.
From big shops to roadside vendors, all were making good business and people, based on their financial positions, bought new clothes.
Normally, the shops remain open till 8.00 to 9.00 pm. However, on the eve of Eid, the shop remains open till late at night as they do brisk business for last-minute buyers.
The lane between Tipu Sultan circle and M. G. Circle is packed with hawkers and shut for traffic movements. Every year, the entire stretch is taken over temporarily by the hawkers who sell Eid materials that include clothes, footwear, artificial jewellery, dry fruits etc.
The real festival is celebrated by children as they enjoy the festival most. The parents also spend a good amount of their earnings to buy materials for their children.
The majority of the shops selling kids’ garments do heavy business during the Ramzan festival.
This is the time when they make the most business. Most of the major mosques in the City are decorated with lights and colours.
The Jama Masjid road is completely lit up with lights which have been a major attraction for Eid for the last several years.
Even the Masjid is lit up with different colour lights. The people of the Muslim community will offer special prayers and prepare sweets to celebrate.