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What is Eid al-Fitr?
Eid al-Fitr is a major Islamic holiday that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which many Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset each day.
Eid al-fitr begins the day after Ramadan ends. Its name means “festival of the breaking of the fast.” It is traditionally marked with a special meal—which for many Muslims is the first daytime meal they’ve eaten in a month.
Along with the Eid al-Fitr feast, many Muslims observe the day by getting dressed up, decorating their homes, gathering with family and friends, attending services at their mosque, and making charitable donations.
One traditional greeting for Eid al-Fitr is Eid Mubarak, roughly meaning “Happy Eid” or “Blessed Eid.”
When is Eid al-Fitr?
In 2021, Eid al-Fitr will be observed on May 13 (officially beginning on the evening of May 12). In 2022, it will officially begin on the evening of May 2 and be observed on May 3.
Eid al-Fitr takes place every year on the day after Ramadan ends, which is the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, the date on which it is observed varies from year to year.
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The name Eid al-Fitr comes from the Arabic ʿīd al-fiṭr, which means “festival of the breaking of the fast.” The word Eid means “festival” or “feast.” The first records of the name Eid al-Fitr used in English come from the 1700s.
Muslims believes that Eid al-Fitr was established by the Prophet Muhammad.
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How is Eid al-Fitr discussed in real life?
Eid al-Fitr is one of the major holidays in Islam. It is known for being the day on which Muslims end the fasting that takes place during the month of Ramadan.
— Antoun Sehnaoui (@SehnaouiAntoun) May 23, 2020
Eighth grader Reem Kirja won! Thanks to her advocacy, the Iowa City school board just voted to make Eid al-Fitr and Yom Kippur official holidays in her school district! https://t.co/5IKDaX9fQX
— Muslim Advocates (@MuslimAdvocates) April 14, 2021
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Eid al-Fitr takes place during Ramadan.
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