I have been recommend this forum by someone who follows very regularly as very evolved and rational platform.
I hope my question will be answered or debate rationally. When as a young kid I always enjoyed celebrating Eid and always enjoyed purely because of food feast, Eidi and friends of all faith visiting our house mostly as soon as we return from Eid Namaz till almost midnight. As in our locality where I grew up was a multi faith society and we never felt out of clan.
Often my non muslim friends asked me very reason of why do we celebrate Eid ?? As a child my answer was very vague and not sure it was correct but it was accepted and taken by my friends. At 42 years of age I confess I do not know the real reason and rational of celebrating Eid as well as how to celebrate Eid. I understand that Eid day should be no different than any other day except you have Eid Qutba, remember almighty and Pray for human kind as whole ( with little inclinatiom towards follower of last messanger Prophet Mohammed). Greet everyone and give love and affection to loved one be it young or old. Do charity and spread message of humanity. But most recently I see the real joy of celebration is missing though I live in multicultural society but surrounded by Muslim community more than other faith which confuses me even more. When I see fellow muslim does not greet you after Eid Namaz because he is not your friend/family or had past contact.
I know my confusion goes long way but for now someone can enlighten me with the Islamic but rational reason of Eid celebration for us as Muslim ummat. I confess my knowledge of Islam is very little so I apologise in advance if anything in this post have offended anyone in anyway.
Thank you for reading.