After a month of fasting during the month of ramadan, muslims celebrate the first day of syawal which is the tenth month of the muslim calendar with joyous enthusiasm.
This is a major festival for muslims and they usher in the day with prayers in mosques and remembering their departed loved ones. It is also the time for family reunion when members of the family from different parts of the country get together.
Special festival dishes are served for Festivals and friends during “open house”. The festival mood is reflected is brightly decorated homes, government and commercial buildings. Homes are also lit with all lamps at the entrance in keeping with a long established tradition.