What is Eid al-Fitr?

What is Eid al-Fitr?

Eid al-Fitr, one of the two official holidays of Islam, is the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan. It is the first day of Sawwal on the Islamic calendar, oftentimes called “Lesser Eid” or “Sweet Eid,” as this day is associated with lots of sweet food. It begins on the night of the first sighting of the crescent moon. Money is given to charity before performing an Eid prayer. People greet each other with “Eid Mubarak,” which can be translated to “Blessed Eid.”

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