Eid al-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. `Eid' is an Arabic word meaning 'festivity', while `Fitr' means 'to break the fast' and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.
Eid is not only about prayers, charity, feasting but also about dressing up for the festivities. In the celebration of Eid, men, women and children need to look their best. It is a great time to see all the women taking great pains to look their best. Women start shopping for the Eid season from long. For the upcoming Eid, this is the best time for women to shop for the ethnic Indian and Pakistani clothing like sarees, lehengas and shalwar kameez .
Salwar kameez is a popular dress of Pakistan, worn by both men and women. Pakistani salwars are rich in color, design and fabric with varied intricate embroidery. Pakistani clothing for Eid is as much about rich cultural heritage as it is about fervor and festivity. Therefore, many women love to wear the traditional sharara for Eid. Shararas usually have rich hand work on them like zardosi, resham work, mirror work with heavily embellished dupattas.The now popular gharara suits are a perfect blend of the authenticity of shararas and style and grace of a salwar kameez. Off late designer saree blouses also feature in the Eid shopping fervor for the women of Pakistani sub continent. All this richness of culture and blend of traditions are represented by the vast mixed choices available on the online shopping sites for this upcoming Eid. Online shopping sites are a shopping haven where you can not only grab the readymade collection of salwar kameez, lehengas and shararas but design and customize your own Eid ensemble.