Celebrations and festivities are occasions of joy and happiness. They have their distinctive marks in all societies and cultures. They are impatiently awaited and heartily welcome by everyone, regardless of age or social status.
Because of the feelings of excitement associated with these occasions, people tend to introduce unusual practices during them, many of which are strange or even bizarre.
Islaam regulates the occasions to be celebrated and the methods of celebrating them. It maintains their attitude of happiness, while directing it in a way to benefit the individuals and the Muslim communities.