What Are Some Celebrated Muslim Holidays?


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Some celebrated Muslim holidays include Muharram, and Eid al-Fitr. Muharram is the celebration of the Islamic new year. Eid al-Fitr is the celebration of the end of Ramadan.

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What Are Some Celebrated Muslim Holidays?
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Although Muharram is celebrated somewhat quietly, with prayers, readings, and reflection upon the Hegira, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated with lively festivities. Eid al-Fitr, one of the two most important Islamic celebrations, is celebrated by Muslims dressing in their finest clothes, covering their homes with lights and festive decor, giving gifts to their children, and enjoying visits with their friends and family. Charity is usually included in these festivities as well. Although charity and generosity are already very prominent parts of the Muslim culture, during this celebration, special consideration is given to the poor and unfortunate.

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