Recommended acts on the Day of ^Id
It is Sunnah on the day of ^Id to do the following:
To have the purificatory bath before going to the prayer;
To wear perfume for men;
To clip one’s fingernails;
To wear the best of one’s clothes;
To return home via a different route from that which one took to go to the place of prayer;
To go early to the mosque except for the imam;
To eat something such as dates or the like before going to the prayer;
To walk to the place of prayer;
To recite the takbirs of ^Id repeatedly. This is highly recommended and its time starts after the sunset of the last day of Ramadan and ends when the imam says the opening takbir of the ^Id prayer. This can be attained by one saying in one’s home, market places, mosques, and while walking the streets.
Congratulating one another on the day of ^Id for performing the acts of worship during
Ramadan and asking Allah to accept their good deeds is also rewardable, as stated by Ibn Hajar and Al-Bayhaqiyy .
It is Sunnah to spend the night preceding the day of ^Id in acts of worship such as praying. It is Sunnah mu’akkadah to pray the ^Id prayer as Prophet Muhammad ^ used to pray every ^Id Prayer.