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Eid-ul-Fitr

Day celebrated by Muslims to mark the end of Ramadan.

Updated 5 days ago

Why this topic matters

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:

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There are secondary level (11-16) resources and film clips about Eid-ul-Fitr on the TrueTube website. << Back to Global Calendar