Eid ul Fitr meritorious aspect of Shawwal is that it has been chosen by Allah Almighty for the celebration of "Eid-ul-fitr", one of the only two annual festivals recognized by the Shari'ah. This happy day is designed by the Shari'ah as a sign of gratefulness by the Muslims on the accomplishment of Ramadan, and as an immediate reward by Allah for those who spent the month of Ramadan in fasting and performing other forms of 'ibadah.
Ramadan gave us many opportunities to reform, reflect, repent and refresh our faith for the onward journey of life and meeting with our Creator. The fast of Ramadan reminds one of the journey of life How a person threads cautiously throughout the day in Ramadan avoiding food, drink, and other acts that nullify or diminish his fast. This spirit of caution and consciousness when applied to our lives post Ramadan brings one to a new dimension and quality of life. A person begins to live a healthy wholesome and pure life of abstention from sin and negligence.