Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawwal – the next month in the Islamic calendar.

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Description

On the first day of Eid, Muslims will perform a ritual cleansing of the body known as “Ghusl” in the morning, dress in new or their finest clothes and go to a large outdoor locations or mosques to offer a special Eid prayer – the Salat al-Eid. This consists of a sermon, followed by a short congregational prayer. The Salat al-Eid may only be performed in congregation – also known as ‘jama’at.’

After the morning gathering, families will visit other family members or friends and enjoy breakfast – their first daytime meal in a month.