What Is Eid ul-Fitr?
Eid ul-Fitr is the first of the two Islamic Holidays. It is a celebration that begins when the new moon is sighted, marking the beginning of Shawwal, the month after Ramadan.
The name Eid ul-Fitr means a Celebration of Breaking the Fast, so Muslims begin this day with a breakfast, signifying the end of their fast.
On the day of Eid, Muslims often come out to the special Eid congregation at the masjid in new clothes, greeting each other, and giving gifts. Special dua and adhkar (words of dhikr) can be heard throughout the day.
Eid al-Fitr is a day of gratitude, giving, and celebration with your family and the community.
It is common to hear Muslims say Eid Mubarak to their family, friends, and fellow Muslims. It refers to "May you have a blessed Eid."