Eid al-Fitr means “festival of breaking the fast” and marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Traditionally Eid al-Fitr, “ A festival of breaking fast,” is celebrated at the end of Ramadan for 3 days through prayer, feasts, parades, gifts, and charitable giving, and is an official holiday in all Muslim-majority countries
This year when the sun sets after magrib prayers on June 24, Muslims around the world will look skyward for a crescent of mild white light—the belief to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan emblazoned within the night sky.
Ramadan falls on the ninth month of the Arabic lunar calendar. It is believed by Muslims to be when the first verses of the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) more than a decade back from dawn to dusk, Muslims abstain from meals and vices like gossip and lying. Not only is it meant to be a period of self-reflection, but to serve as a reminder to be charitable to the less fortunate.
Muslims will gather at the mosque for a prayer early morning before spending the day with family or friends and wishing one another ‘Eid Mubarak’, or ‘Blessed Eid’.
Lets see how Muslims celebrate Eid around the Globe
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