What are Festivals? A festival can be a program of cultural events, celebrations or entertainment conducted by a person, group, organization or association outdoors on private property. These would also include such things as concerts, fairs, carnivals or a circus. Festivals are limited to 15 consecutive days. http://www.mkedcd.org/build/pdfs/FestivalWhat.pdf There are two types of Eid in Islam
Eid-ul-Fitr:- (Id-ul-Fitr)- The festival for the first day after Ramadan. Ramadan concludes with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.
Eid-ul-Fitr marks the breaking of the fast for Muslims at the end of Ramadan. Lasting three days, it is a time for family and friends to get together, for celebrating with good food and presents for children, and giving to charity.
Eid-ul-Adha: - The Festival of Sacrifice which occurs 70 days after Eid-al-Fitr.
Eid ul-Adha is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar. It is to remember the time when Abraham was going to sacrifice his own son to prove obedience to God and marks the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca). It takes place on the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar. http://www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/islam.htm Eid-Ul-Adha
Eid-Ul-Adha is the celebration of sacrifice and marks the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. It takes place on the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar.
Eid-Ul-Adha is a day of happiness and a day to forgive and forget any differences.
The day often starts with visit to the Mosque where a special Eid Namaz (prayer) is read. After Eid Namaz everyone embraces each other.
Special foods eaten on this day are are lamb and sweet dishes. After visiting the mosque in the morning, Muslims often eat sewayian, a sweet vermicelli dish cooked with milk, like rice