The Muslim Eid al-Fitr—one of the biggest Muslim holidays—marks the end of Ramadan. This year Eid al-Fitr begins on Sunday, August 19 and celebrations can last up to three days.
What do people do on Eid al-Fitr?
According to the website timeanddate.com, Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic holiday that involves many Muslims waking up early and praying either at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque. Many Muslims dress in their finest clothes and adorn their homes with lights and other decorations. Old wrongs are forgiven and money is given to the poor. Special foods are prepared and friends or relatives are invited to share the feast. Gifts and greeting cards are exchanged and children receive presents. Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion but its underlying purpose is to praise God and give thanks to him, according to Islamic belief.
How do you celebrate Eid al-Fitr?