- 2021-05-12 00:00:00
- 2021-05-13 23:59:59
Eid al-Fitr means "festival of breaking the fast" and marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. It is celebration for three days, and on the morning of the first day, Muslims gather for prayer.
Eid is also infused with different traditions in different countries. Most people use the three days of Eid for visitations. Other traditions include the Eidiyah, money given to kids on Eid and wearing new clothes.
Eid traditionally start with prayers followed by a short sermon. In some countries, the prayers take place outside, while others are hosted in mosques or large halls. After the prayers, Muslims wish those around them a happy Eid. People then visit relatives, friends and sometimes graveyards to pray for their dead.
Many people wear traditional clothes, give gifts or money to children, and donate to charity. In some countries, the holiday is known as Sweet Eid for its variety of sweets.