Ramadan

Eid al-Fitr

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Many Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr (also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr) on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days in some countries.

Feast of food at a table.
Special foods are prepared and friends or relatives 

What do people do?

Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic holiday for Muslim communities across the world. This event involves many Muslims waking up early and praying either at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque. People dress in their finest clothes and adorn their homes with lights and other decorations.

Old wrongs are forgiven and money is given to the poor. Special foods are prepared and friends or relatives are invited to share the feast. Gifts and greeting cards are exchanged and children receive presents.  Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion but its underlying purpose is to praise God and give thanks to him, according to Islamic belief.

The Eid  bringing diverse communities, families and friends together. It features live entertainment, stalls, exhibitions, and children’s activities.

Ramadan Kareem

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RamadanArabic: رمضان: also transliterated Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accountscompiled in the hadiths.

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