As Ramadan draws to a close, Muslims all over the world will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Fitr is a three-day festival which will start on Monday May 2 and last until Wednesday May 4 (inclusive).
The name of this Islamic festival translates to the Feast of Breaking the Fast, and it is a celebration marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan
Eid celebrations begin with prayers at dawn, which usually take place in the mosque. After the prayers, Muslims celebrate in various ways, community members will tend to meet up to share rich, sweet food and celebrate together.
This holiday is also an exciting time for Muslim children, as older relatives or family friends are required to provide them with an Eidiyah, or gift. Money is commonly given, but children will often also receive other gifts such as toys.
“Eid Mubarak” to all celebrating Eid
To find out more about Ramadan and Eid take a look at this great video.