Eid al-Fitr is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide, which marks the end of Ramadan, (the holy month of fasting).
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated during the first three days of Shawwal, which is the tenth month in the Muslim (lunar) calendar. A common greeting during Eid al-Fitr is “Eid Mubarak,” which means “Blessed Eid.”
Muslims perform communal prayer at daybreak on the first day of Eid al-Fitr.
The celebrations during Eid al-Fitr includes visiting relatives and friends, giving presents, enjoying feasts, wearing new clothes etc. Through these celebrations, Muslims show their gratitude to Allah.
This occasion is also a reminder for Muslims to be grateful for what they have as well as to help those who are less fortunate. This is known as zakat. It is one of the five pillars of Islam and refers to the obligation that an individual has to donate a certain proportion of wealth to charitable causes Zakat significantly increases during Ramadan and continues as an important part of Eid al-Fitr.