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The end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, is commemorated by Muslims around the world with the festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Breaking the Fast. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn until sundown. Depending on the appearance of the moon, the exact date of Eid may vary from country to country. The actual dates of Eid Al-Fitr may not be announced until the beginning of Ramadan. Our day-by-by-day guide to Eid al-Fitr holidays will keep you informed of any changes. The “Festival of Breaking the Fast” moniker applies to Eid al-Fitr. One of the five pillars of Islam is the fasting from sunrise to sunset during the holy month of Ramadan (“Sawm” in Arabic). Muslims believe that the text of the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during the month of Ramadan. Prayers termed “Salat Al Eid” in Arabic are recited by Muslims on Eid Al-Fitr to mark the beginning of the Muslim holy month. For Eid prayers, there is no loud call to prayer. Muslims will congregate at mosques or open areas and perform two “Rakat” prayers. Afterward, the imam delivers a sermon in which he prays for the well-being of everyone on the planet. It is customary to go to the mosque dressed in brand new clothes, eat something sweet like a date, and perform a short prayer known as a takbeer on the way there. Additional Eid traditions include alms-giving to the needy (known as “Zakat al-Fitr”); the amount donated depending on one’s wealth; sending Eid wishes; and sharing a meal with loved ones. Among many Muslims, Eid al-Fitr serves as a time to express their thankfulness to Allah for the aid and strength he provided them over the month of Ramadan in order to enable them develop self-control. “Eid Mubarak,” Arabic meaning “blessed holiday,” is a common greeting among Muslims on this day. Eid Mubarak greetings should be greeted with “Khair Mubarak,” which means “God bless you” in Arabic.

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