Recommended Acts for Eid Ul-Fitr

Below are some recommended acts for Eid day:

  • To wake up early, preferably before Fajr or at the entering of Fajr
  • To not neglect the Fajr prayer.
  • To pray the Fajr group prayer in the masjid (Fajr at Moosalla Noor will be 5am)
  • To eat something sweet after the Fajr prayer before going to the Eid prayer area
  • To eat dates if one can find them, and to eat them in amounts of odd numbers
  • To perform the purificatory bath (ghusl) before the Eid prayer, even for a person who is not attending the prayer
  • To clean one’s teeth with a siwak or similar object as much as possible
  • To wear scented perfume (women do not wear strong scented perfume outside of their homes)
  • To wear the best of one’s clothes, which consist of the most beautiful, cleanest or newest garments, even if they are not white
  • To make one’s happiness and joy apparent, thanking Allah for one’s blessings
  • To smile and display one’s happiness when meeting others
  • To give much in non-obligatory charity, more than one’s usual habit
  • To direct oneself to the Eid prayer area, while saying ‘Allahu Akbar’ quietly to oneself and to stop saying it when the Imam begins the Eid prayer
  • To go to the Eid prayer area by foot
  • To pay the sadaqat al-fitr (zakat al-fitr) if it is necessary for one to do so
  • To arrive early at the Eid prayer area so one can pray in the first line
  • To return from a different direction after performing the Eid prayer

(Source: http://islamqa.org/hanafi/seekersguidance-hanafi/32720)