Day celebrated by Muslims to mark the end of Ramadan.
Eid-ul-Fitr (also known simply as Eid or Id) is celebrated on the day of the first new moon after Ramadan, and marks the end of a month of fasting.
As welll as celebrating the end of fasting, Muslims also express thanks to Allah for giving them strength to practise self-restraint during the previous month. It is also a time for giving to charity, wearing your best clothes, eating a celebratory meal together (in daylight, for the first time in a month!). There are special prayer services held outdoors and in mosques.
Find out more about Eid-ul-Fitr, and how it’s celebrated in different parts of the world:
- BBC – Religions – Islam: Eid-ul-Fitr
- BBC Learning Zone Class Clips – Ramadan and Id
- Wikipedia – Eid-ul-Fitr
See also the following publications for schools, available from RE Today:
There are secondary level (11-16) resources and film clips about Eid-ul-Fitr on the TrueTube website.