What is Eid al-Fitr?


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Eid al-Fitr, or Eid ul-Fitr, is a Muslim celebration that occurs at the end of Ramadan. The festival was instituted by the Prophet Muhammad after the completion of his journey from Mecca to Madinah.

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Eid al-Fitr begins with predawn prayer, or Salat ul-Fajr. After preparing for the day, Muslim celebrants have breakfast and recite a declaration of faith as they head to the mosque to perform congregational prayers. Eid al-Fitr is considered a celebration for family and friends.

During the celebration, gifts are exchanged and Muslims decorate their homes. The greeting “Eid Mubarak” is exchanged, which translates to “Have a blessed Eid.”

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