Eid Al-Fitr



What is Eid Al-Fitr?

In the Islamic religion, 'Id Al-Fitr or Eid al-Fitr (Arabic for "Festival of the Breaking of the Fast") is one of Islam's two major festivals. It marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, and is celebrated during the first three days of the month of Shawwal.

The festival "is distinguished by the performance of communal prayer (salat) at daybreak on its first day. It 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." {1} The traditional greeting for 'Id Al-Fitr is "'Id Mabarak" ("May God make it a blessed feast"). {2}

Also see the Life of Muhammad and Muslim beliefs about Allah.

Dates

  • July 17, 2015
  • July 4, 2016
  • June 25, 2017
  • June 15, 2018
  • June 5, 2019
  • May 24, 2020

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References

"Islam." Encyclopędia Britannica (Encyclopędia Britannica Premium Service, 2004). Lingnet: The Global Language Network.



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