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Ramadan has moved swiftly by us and it is time to feast and celebrate Eid!
Over one billion Muslims around the world will be celebrating Eid-al-Fitr this week, a holiday which makes the end of the holy month of fasting known as Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset abstaining from food, drinks and more. This is a time of clarity, repentance, charity and re-evaluating your relationship with yourself and God. After 29-30 days of fasting, Eid is determined by the sighting of the new moon.
The celebration that commences at the sighting of the new moon can last up to three days. These beautiful days are filled with tons of extended family, lots of amazing food, new clothes, parties, the spread of positivity, love, and generosity for all.
This year to celebrate, we bring you Bollywood’s best Eid songs! This blend of old school classics and newer Bollywood hits all speak of or portray the grand celebration that happens on Eid.
Check out these must-add jams so you can impress the fam with your updated Eid party playlist!
1. ‘Mubarak Eid Mubarak’ from “Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge”
Of course, we had to start off our list with this classic number starring Salman Khan.
2. ‘Yoon Shabnami’ from “Saawariya”
Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor-Ahuja debuted in the film “Saawariya.” The film had mixed reviews but the music touched the hearts of everyone, especially this lovely song blending the celebration of the festival with love.
3. ‘Eid Ka Din’ from “Deedar-E-Yaar”
We had to pull out this old school number from the vault by the legend Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle. The 1982 film stars Rishi Kapoor, Jeetendra, Tina Ambani, and Rekha.
4. ‘Chand Nazar Aa Gaya’ from “Hero Hindustani”
Check out a very young Arshad Warsi as he dances the night away to celebrate in “Hero Hindustani.”
5. ‘Eid Ke Din Gale Mil Le Raja’ from “Teesri Aankh”
This joyful and sweet classic song stars Shatrughan Sinha, Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, and Neetu Singh as they celebrate with hugs and dancing
6. ‘Wallah Re Wallah’ from “Tees Maar Khan”
One of the more newer tracks on this list, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan break it down for your party along with the stunning Katrina Kaif.
7. ‘Aaj Ki Party’ from “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”
Started this list with a Sallu song and of course, we’ve got to end it with the Eid box office king as well! “Aaj Ki Party” from the mega-hit film, “Bajrani Bhaijaan,” is the perfect kick-off for any dance party!
Nila is a freelance journalist and Clinical Psychology Doctoral student who was born and raised in New York City. There is very little she loves more than Harry Potter marathons, pizza, 90s Bollywood, bagels, falooda, and her family. She hopes to use her powers for good by spreading mental health awareness and positivity in the South Asian community through her love of writing.