Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, often shortened to “Eid”, marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. It is a joyous occasion, traditionally lasting three days, that is celebrated around the world.

The word Eid means “the festival of breaking the fast” and is a particularly significant time for Muslims following a month of abstinence and devotion. They are allowed to enjoy themselves and come together with loved ones to share reflections and appreciate blessings.

Muslims mark the occasion of Eid with a communal prayer at daybreak, followed by receptions and events where friends greet each other, share gifts, wear new clothes, and visit the graves of relatives.

A few days before Eid al-Fitr, Muslims make donations of food to the less fortunate so that all may mark the end of fasting with a special meal.

If you want to wish your Muslim friends or coworkers a happy Eid-al-Fitr you can simply say, “Happy Eid!”. To offer a more authentic greeting, “Eid Mubarak” may be used (have a blessed Eid).