Coming with new moon, this festival mark the end of Ramzan, the ninth month of muslim year. It was during this month that the holy Koran was revealed. Muslim keep a fast every day during this month and on the completion of the period, which is decided by the appearance of the new moon, Id-ul-Fitr is celebrated with great éclat. Prayers are offered in mosque and the idgahs and festivities are held. All Muslims, young and old, dress in their finest and best clothes. The Hindus join the Muslim in celebrations of this great festival.
The daily fasts are kept with particular enthusiasm in cities like Lucknow which are important centers of Muslim culture in the country. Every evening, drums are beaten to announce that the sun has set and the day's fast is ended. Mosques are crowded with worshippers and resound with the recitations of the holy Koran. The fasting is observed very strictly by a vast majority of the Muslim in India. And, early on the following morning, the faithful wake up to taken light refreshments before the time begins for the next day's fast.