10th Sept 2010 marked the first day of the Islamic festival, with 11th Sept 2010 being the second day. In light of the same, Automak observed 12th Sept 2010 and 13th Sept 2010 as official holidays on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr for the Hijra Year 1431.
Eid Al-Fitr is a holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting which is one of the greatest religious observance in Islam.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims observe a strict fast and participate in pious activities such as charitable giving and peace-making. It is a time of intense spiritual renewal for those who observe it. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world usually observe a joyous three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr (The Festival of Fast-Breaking).
On the day of Eid, Muslims gather early in the morning in outdoor locations or mosques to perform the Eid prayer. This consists of a sermon followed by a short congregational prayer.
After the Eid prayer, Muslims usually scatter to visit various family and friends, give gifts (Especially to children), and make phone calls to distant relatives to give well-wishes for the holiday. These activities traditionally continue for three days. In most Muslim countries, the entire 3-day period is an official government/school holiday.
Automak Management takes this opportunity to extend their sincere greetings to all employees and prays Allah’s blessings be upon all and the whole of the Islamic Nation.