Armed forces personnel give gifts to relatives of martyrs on the occasion of Eid- al-Fitr on Sunday, May 24, 2020- press photo
CAIRO 24 May 2020: Celebrating Eid al-Fitr, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi directed the government to distribute gifts to the sons and families of martyrs and wounded at their homes nationwide on Sunday.
The gifts were sent to the families at their homes amid the country’s precautionary measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Sisi was keen on interacting with families of martyrs and wounded on different occasions in recognition of their sons' great role in protecting the homeland, stated the state-owned news agency MENA.
The President and the First Lady Entissar El Sisi extended their greetings to the Egyptians on Eid al-Fitr.
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims after fasting in the month of Ramadan as a matter of thanks and gratitude to God. Usually, Eid al-Fitr is a three day holiday.
The word Eid is an Arabic word that means a festivity, a celebration, recurring happiness, and a feast. In Islam, there are two major Eids, namely Eid al-Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast) celebrating the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) which coincides with the Hajj and commemorates Prophet Abraham’s sacrifice of a sheep in place of his son Ishmael.