Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal.
It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer.
Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.
The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan,the Islamic holy month of fasting.
The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.
As the date of Eid depends on the sighting of the moon, there may be variations in the exact date that is celebrated around the world.
The announcement of the exact dates of Eid Al-Fitr may not happen until close to the start of Ramadan.
Other Names and Languages
English Eid ul Fitr
French Aïd el-Fitr
German Eid al-Fitr (Fest des Fastenbrechens)
Norwegian Id al-fitr
Spanish Eid al-Fitr
called al-ʿĪd al-Ṣaghīr, Turkish Ramazan Bayrami (“Ramadan Festival”), first of two canonical festivals of Islam.
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan,
The Muslim holy month of fasting, and is celebrated during the first three days of Shawwal.
The 10th month of the Islamic calendar.
As in Islam’s other holy festival, Eid al-Adha.
Eid al-Fitr is a time of official receptions and private visits.
When friends greet one another, presents are given, new clothes are worn, and the graves of relatives are visited.
Eid ul-Fitr Celebrations across India
On this day, Muslims wear new clothes and visit mosques for offering their prayers to Allah.
They recite a particular religious prayer known as salat, on this day.
Here Muslims prepare exotic sweets such as ‘Seviyan’ and organize grand get-togethers at their residences.