What is Eid al-Fitr and which day is it on?

Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating this year!

This week, Muslims across the world are gathering together to celebrate Eid!

Eid al-Fitr is a big celebration every year to mark to the end of Ramadan.

Muslims have been fasting and going without food and water from dawn to sunset for an entire month.

Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is a very important part of being a Muslim.

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Eid al-Fitr translates from Arabic as the “festival of breaking the fast”.

The exact date of Eid is depends on the lunar cycle, the day is set when a new moon is sighted.

People celebrate differently, but many Muslims will go to the mosque for a prayer in the morning and then spend the day with friends and family.

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As it’s the first day for a month where food can be eaten during the day, it means lots of it is served up!

You can wish someone who’s celebrating a good day by saying “Eid Mubarak”!

Let us know how you’ll be celebrating Eid this year in the comments below!

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