What is Eid al-Fitr?

Learn about Eid al-Fitr

It is believed that the Quran, the holy book of Islam, was first revealed during the month of Ramadan. Coming with the new moon, Eid al-Fitr (Eid) is a day of joy and thanksgiving that marks the end of the monthlong fast during Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar.

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On Eid, Muslims show their joy for the health, strength and opportunities of life, which they believe Allah has given them to fulfill their obligations of fasting and other good deeds during the month of Ramadan. It is considered unholy to fast on this day. It is also a day of forgetting old grudges and ill feelings towards others.