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Eid al - Fitr means "festival of breaking the fast" and is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims the world over. It's a day of observance, but also an occasion for Muslims to show their gratitude to God, as well as give alms to the poor. It commemorates the end of Islam's holiest month of Ramadan , the
Eid al - Fitr marks an end to the solemn period of reassessment that is Ramadan . Precisely when followers choose to observe it varies because there is some discussion within the faith about whether the moon must be spotted with the naked eye and whether it needs to be seen in the country where
Believers offer prayers as part of the celebrations by the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, on June 4, in Russia.
A girl is seen as Albanians attend the morning prayers of Eid al-Fitr, in Skanderbeg square, Tirana, Albania on June 4.
People cram onto a train as they travel back home to meet their families ahead of Eid al-Fitr, in Dhaka, on June 4.
Muslims perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Turkey on June 4.
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Eid al - Fitr takes place on the first day of Shawwal, the Islamic month that comes directly after Ramadan . Throughout Ramadan , Muslims are obliged to refrain from eating, drinking and other sinful activities between sunrise and sunset, and must consider the occasion a time for reflection and worship.
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Young girls from the Islamic commune An-Nadzir walk to attend Eid Al Fitr at Baitul Muqaddis mosque in Gowa, Sulawesi Province of Indonesia, on June 3.
Displaced Syrians fill containers with water in a camp for other internally displaced people near Kah, in the northern Idlib province of Syria, on June 3.
Jammu and Kashmir, India
A Kashmiri woman shops ahead of Eid al-Fitr at a local market in Srinagar, India, on June 3.
Men sit on a promenade as they break their fast on the 28th day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in front of Haji Ali mosque along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India, on June 3.
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Eid Al Fitr is a key date in the Islamic calendar as it marks the end of Ramadan , a month of fasting.
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Beauticians apply henna design to customers at a beauty salon ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, in Karachi, Pakistan, on June 3.
Fireworks go off over the Akhmat Kadyrov (Heart of Chechnya) Mosque marking the end of Ramadan and the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, on June 3, in Chechnya, Russia.
New Delhi, India
An Indian Muslim prepares hot milk early morning in the old quarters of New Delhi, on June 2, during Shab-e Qadr, celebrating the night in which the holy Koran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed through the angel Gabriel.
A Palestinian man hangs balloons over the ruins of a house that was destroyed in recent Israeli air strikes, ahead of Eid al-Fitr,, in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Palestine, on June 2.
Bangladeshi home bound people going back to their home from Capital Dhaka to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr, on June 2 at Sadarghat Lauch Terminal, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Eid ul Fitr is celebrated the 1st day of the following month Shawwal. This celebration was called by the Muslims the small celebration in comparison with the By the end of Ramadan , every Muslim has to give alms to poor people, it’s called Zakat Al - Fitr , the amount given is different from a year to another
The festival is known in full as Eid al - Fitr and is scheduled to begin today - here is what you need Eid or Eid al - Fitr marks the end of Ramadan , which is a month of fasting that started on May 16 Eid al -Adha is expected to take place on Tuesday, August 21 this year which falls in the middle of the
An Afghan worker prepares seemian, a local snack food made from flour and chilli, ahead of Eid al-Fitr, at a traditional sweets factory in Kabul, on June 2.
People wait for the train to travel back home ahead of Eid al-Fitr, in Karachi, Pakistan, on June 2.
People board a ferry headed for their hometowns on Java island from the port of Gilimanuk in Jembrana, on the majority Hindu island of Bali on June 1.
Afghan children hold plates out as they wait to receive food donated by a private charity in Ghazni Province, on June 1.
People break their fast as they eat sitting in the park at the Blue Mosque square on June 1, in Istanbul, Turkey.
A Muslim worshipper prays at a mosque in Maaret al-Noman in Syria's northwestern Idlib province early on June 1, on the occasion of Laylat al-Qadr, which marks the night in the fasting month of Ramadan during which the Koran was first revealed to Prophet Mohammed in the seventh century.
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Abu Dhabi, UAE
This picture taken early on June 1, from the crenellations of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi shows Muslim worshippers praying in the mosque's courtyard on the occasion of Lailat al-Qadr.
A child joins Muslim worshipers as they gather at the illuminated Grand Faisal Mosque on the 27th night of the Holy month of Ramadan in Islamabad on June 1.
Al Maadi, Egypt
Egyptian people sit down for the pre-dawn 'suhur' meal next to this novelty food cart serving Muslims observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Al Maadi, Egypt on June 1.
Worshippers take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih" on Laylat al-Qadr or Night of Power, at Grand Camlica mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 31.
New Delhi, India
People raise their hands to offer prayers during Jumat-ul-Vida, the last congregational Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramzan, at Jama Masjid, on May 31 in New Delhi, India.
A Nepalese Muslim offering Ritual Prayer of Ramadan at Kashmiri Jama Masjid at Kathmandu, Nepal on May 31.
A believer before a mass iftar, the evening meal traditionally taken by Muslims after sunset during the holy month of Ramadan, by the Akhmat Kadyrov Mosque in Grozny, Russia on May 31.
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
An aerial view of Muslim worshipers prostrating during prayer around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on May 31.
Underprivileged muslims women receiving a packet of food from a buddhist monk as iftar in the holy month of ramadan at a Buddhist temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 31.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Visitors walking through the courtyard of Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque during of the holy month of Ramadan on May 31.
An imam gives a sermon before Muslim worshipers attending at a mosque in Maaret al-Noman in Syria's northwestern Idlib province on May 31.
Iranian Muslim men pray at the Imamzadeh Eynali and Zeynali Shrine to commemorate 'Laylat al-Qadr' or the Night of Decree, on the 23rd day of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan on May 29.
Shiite Muslim worshiper gather for the ritual prayer of Lailat al-Qadr, which marks the night in fasting month of Ramadan on May 29.
A Muslim man prays inside a shrine during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gujarat, India on May 29.
People have their iftar at Sultanahmet Square on May 28 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Shi'ite Muslims place copies of the Koran on their heads at the Imam Ali Shrine, on May 28 in Najaf, Iraq.
People shop for sweets and dried fruits on May 28 in Sanaa, Yemen.
A worker dries vermicelli for a traditional sweet dish on May 28 in Allahabad, India.
Orphans break their fast together on May 28 in South Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Muslim women set out food for iftar on May 25 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Muslims pray at Al Azhar Mosque on May 27 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Visitors gather to break their fast at the GuruNanak Darbar Sikh temple on May 23 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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A Muslim boy prays after breaking the fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the iconic Jama Masjid in Delhi, India on May 25.
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Worshippers are seen in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on May 25.
Bangui, Central African Republic
A Muslim man attends Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan at the Ali Babolo Mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic on May 24.
Muslims take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih" during the holy month of Ramadan at Al Azhar mosque in the old Islamic area of Cairo, Egypt on May 24.
A Muslim boy plays as he waits to attend Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 24.
Palestinian musicians perform to celebrate the breaking of the fast during Ramadan, the holy month, in the walled Old City of East Jerusalem on May 23.
Russian Muslims pray in the Sobornaya mosque on May 23 in Moscow, Russia.
Muslims pray before breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the compound of Haroon mosque in Bangkok, Thailand on May 22.
A number of children break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Java, Indonesia on May 21.
People pose for a photo during an iftar, the customary breaking of fast during Ramadan, on May 20 in Sydney, Australia.
New York City
New York Police Department (NYPD) officers attend an iftar with Muslim society members and other religions' representatives on May 21 in New York.
A group of people attend a street iftar on May 21 in London, England.
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (front L) attends iftar with lawmakers at parliament, on May 21 in Ankara, Turkey.
Residents of Ezbet Hamada in Cairo's Mataria district gather during iftar, on May 20 in Cairo, Egypt.
Immigrants from Bangladesh pray during iftar on May 19 in Rome, Italy.
Palestinians break their fast by eating the Iftar, near the rubble of a building recently destroyed by Israeli air strikes, on May 18 in Gaza City.
Muslim families break their fast in the courtyard of Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India, on May 19.
People take pictures of an illuminated crescent, a decoration made for the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Amman, Jordan, on May 19.
People gather at the Old Bazaar for the iftar dinner, the meal to end their daily fast, during the holy month of Ramadan in Skopje, Macedonia, on May 18.
Indonesian Muslims resting on the 13th day of Ramadan at the Istiqlal grand mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 18.
Supporters of Sudanese Islamist movements perform the Maghrib (sunset) prayer ahead of Iftar in the capital Khartoum, Sudan, on May 18.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, foreground center, Turkish-German soccer star Mesut Ozil, foreground right, and his wife Amine Gulse, left, pray during an Iftar dinner to break the fast, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 18.
A Palestinian man prays in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque in the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, on May 17.
A Muslim man prays at the entrance of the shrine of shrine of Khanqah-e-Moula, also known as Shah-e-Hamadan Masjid and Khanqah, during the holy fasting month of Ramzan on May 17, in Srinagar, India.
A Pakistan boys stands amid of Muslims offering prayers at a mosque in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on May 17.
Libyan men display the day's catch at a fish market at the Libyan port of Benghazi, on May 16.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A silhouette of a Muslim man at a mosque for Iftar during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16.
Dervish dancers perform at a restaurant in Damascus, Syria, on May 15 as part of the rituals of the Muslims' holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and sex from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the first revelation of the holy book of Quran to Prophet Muhammad according to Islamic belief.
Religious Muslim students listen to a sermon before reading and memorizing the Quran at a seminary during the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan on May 16.
Muslim women offer prayers at the shrine of Sufi Saint Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar on May 15.
A Libyan man distributes snacks and water to motorists to break their fast near sunset during the holy month of Ramadan in the Martyrs Square of the capital Tripoli, on May 15.
Fishermen sit on the deck of an anchored boat as they prey before breaking their fast during the fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi, Pakistan, on May 15.
Monks at the Dharmarajik Buddhist Vihara in Dhaka's Sabujbagh have been distributing Iftar among the poor every day during Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims, for several years. This photo was taken on May 15.
Palestinians break their fast during an iftar dinner near the rubble of a residential building destroyed by Israeli warplanes in Rafah, Gaza on May 14.
President Donald Trump joins an iftar dinner, which breaks a daylong fast, celebrating Islam's holy month of Ramadan, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, on May 13.
Afghan soldiers pray as they wait to break their fast on May 13.
Muslims and Chinese community enjoy breaking fast together during the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan at Dharma Bhakti Tample, Jakarta, on May 13.
Iranians gather for the street iftar (fast-breaking) dinner tradition at Pirozi district in Tehran, Iran on May 13.
People preare to break their fast at the Al-Azhar mosque on May 12.
Bangladeshi volunteer prepares Ifter food for the people to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on May 11.
Christchurch, New Zealand
An armed police officer greets members of the Muslim community in front of Al Noor mosque as they arrive for the iftar, on May 11 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Elderly Palestinian men shop for pickled produce at a stall in a market in the old city of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on May 11.
A child poses for a photo with holy Quran at "Seke Muslim Orphanage" in Chitungwiza town of Harare, Zimbabwe on May 11.
Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray in the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on May 10.
Muslim worshipers attend prayers at the Jamia mosque in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 10.
People offer prayers in Karachi, Pakistan, on May 10.
Muslim men take a rest after attending prayers at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 10.
A young boy watches as Muslim men pray at a mosque in Beijing, China on May 10.
A Yemeni man reads the Koran at the Great Mosque in the old city of the capital Sanaa, Yemen on May 9.
An Iraqi Shi'ite muslim woman is seen at the al-Imam Ali mosque, during the holy month of Ramadan in Najaf, Iraq May 9, 2019.
During Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking and conducting sexual relations from sunrise to sunset.
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(Pictured) Kashmiri Muslims offer prayers on the first day of Ramadan in Srinagar, India on May 7.
While the adult men pray, a six-year-old has made himself comfortable on the carpet during the midday prayer in the Abu Bakr mosque on May 7 in Frankfurt, Germany.
A Tunisian vendor displays dates at a central market in Tunis during the second day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on May 7.
Miners have their first Suhoor meal (Pre-Dawn Meal) of the holy Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at a coal mine beneath the ground in Kilimli district of Zonguldak province along the western Black Sea coast region of Turkey on May 6.
Indonesian Muslims arranging an Iftar (fast-breaking) dinner of the holy month of Ramadhan at Jogokariyan Mosque in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on May 6.
A Palestinian boy hold a homemade sparkler after breaking the fast on the first day of Ramadan in Gaza City, on May 6.
Muslims attend an iftar (fast-breaking dinner) on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at Diyanet Center of America (DCA) in Washington, on May 6.
A Pakistani Muslim poses as he tries on a traditional prayer cap at a shop in Rawalpindi on May 6, ahead of the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Muslim women pray on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 5.
A cleric looks through binoculars to spot the new moon that signals the start of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the shrine of the Shiite Saint Imam Abdulazim in Shahr-e-Ray, south of Tehran, Iran, on May 5.
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Completing a grueling summer month of not eating and drinking during daylight hours for most of the world's 1.8 billion Muslims is cause for celebration and feasting for Muslims as they soon mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr.
What is Eid al-Fitr?
Eid al-Fitr means "festival of breaking the fast" and is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims the world over. It's a day of observance, but also an occasion for Muslims to show their gratitude to God, as well as give alms to the poor. It commemorates the end of Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar in which Muslims adhere to a strict fast observed from sunrise to sunset.
Fasting is viewed as a time to exercise self-control, and as a cleanse for the mind, body and spirit. Many Muslims liken the fasting to a spiritual detox, a way to bring themselves closer to God. The fasting is also intended to act as a reminder of the suffering of those less fortunate, who often don't have access to food and water.
Muslim girls stretch their hands out to receive water after breaking fast at Jama Masjid ahead of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi, Aug 8, 2013. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.
Indian Muslims take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi, Aug. 20, 2012. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim calendar's ninth and holiest month.
Javanese people arrange the 'Gunungan' during Grebeg Syawal ceremony in front of the Grand Mosque Kauman on July 18, 2015 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Grebeg Syawal is a tradition that follows the holy month of Ramadan to welcome Eid Al-Fitr.
Young Kosovo muslims take part in a prayer during a celebration of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan at the Sulltan Mehmet Fatih mosque in Pristina on July 17, 2015.
Ramadan is considered a sacred month in Islam because it's when Muslims believe the first verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad more than 1,400 years ago.
Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr don't fall on the same dates each year because of the lunar calendar, so the dates are calculated by the phases of the moon. Eid al-Fitr cannot start without a confirmed sighting of the new moon. Time zones also can impact when Eid al-Fitr starts.
How is Eid al-Fitr celebrated?
Eid al-Fitr is usually celebrated over a couple of days, with followers of Islam dressing in their finest clothes, exchanging small gifts and cards, and hosting parties and gatherings with lavish foods.
Many Muslim countries have their own deep-rooted traditions and cultural ways of celebrating the holiday. In the United States, most Muslims gather together in large convention halls or Islamic centers to pray the Salat al-Eid, a special prayer reserved for the holiday.
Muslims greet each other with "Eid Mubarak" meaning "blessed celebration" following the prayer, though the language can vary across the world. Afterward, Muslims often attend parties and visit friends' homes for large feasts.
Is Eid al-Fitr a National Holiday In The US?
Though Eid al-Fitr is considered an official holiday in Muslim-majority countries, the U.S. has not yet taken steps to declare it as a national holiday.
In September 2015, nearly 130,000 people signed a government petition asking the White House to name Eid al-Fitr as a national holiday. A number of school systems have followed suit, including in New York City, which at the time became the largest in the nation to recognize the holiday on the official school calendar.
Last year, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, in keeping with White House tradition, wished "all Muslims a very happy Eid al-Fitr."
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