Eid 2019: When is Eid al Fitr? When did Ramadan end? What is Eid ul Fitr?

Millions of Muslims across the globe are celebrating the end of Ramadan – which is called Eid.

Ramadan, which this year started on May 5, is the most holy month of the Islamic calendar.

This is when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, do charitable deeds and pray.

It is observed by Muslim adults to purify spiritually and physically.

It is seen as one of the five key pillars of Islam, and helps practising Muslims become closer to Allah.


What is Eid al Fitr?

Eid al- Fitr is when Muslims break the fast after Ramadan.

The festival marks the end of Ramadan, and the beginning of the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, known as Shawwal.

Traditionally Eid is celebrated for three days as an official holiday in Muslim-majority countries.

It’s a joyous holiday where friends and family come together to eat and share gifts.

Often new clothes and shoes will be purchases, and children are given money from their relatives.

It’s also common to give donations to those less fortunate.

People greet each other with the saying Eid Mubarak.

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