23 Facts About Eid al-Fitr

1. Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

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2. Eid al-Fitr means "festival of breaking the fast" and marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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3. Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important Muslims festivals in the Islamic calendar and marks the end of Ramadan, which is the holy month of fasting.

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4. Eid al-Fitr is known as Sweet Eid because of the various snacks and sweets made especially for the holiday.

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5. Eid al-Fitr celebrates the end of the fasting that occurs during Ramadan.

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6. Eid al-Fitr is known as the Feast of Fast-Breaking or the Lesser Feast.

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7. Eid al-Fitr is not a federal public holiday in the United States.

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8. Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion but its underlying purpose is to praise God and give thanks to him, according to Islamic belief.

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9. 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.

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10. Eid al-Fitr is known as the Lesser Eid, and is one of two major Eids.

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11. Eid al-Fitr begins on the first day of the month of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar, a calendar based on lunar cycles.

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12. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and is celebrated during the first three days of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar.

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13. Eid al-Fitr is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations.

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14. Eid al-Fitr is one of two important Eid celebrations in the Muslim faith.

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15. Eid al-Fitr celebrates the end of the month—and the end of the fasting.

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16. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.

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17. The first national commemoration of Eid al-Fitr was on 6 December 2002, marked by prayers and feasting.

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18. Eid al-Fitr is commonly known in Bangladesh as 'Romjaner Eid' and is observed over a three-day public holiday in Bangladesh.

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19. Eid al-Fitr is a three-day feast and an official holiday in Egypt with vacations for schools, universities and government offices.

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20. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated with great pomp in Saudi Arabia.

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21. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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22. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated for one, two or three days.

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23. Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).

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