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What is the festival of Eid al-Fitr and is it celebrated?

The religious festival Eid al-Fitr, or the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” is one of two major holidays celebrated by Muslims around the world.

There are two Eids celebrated each year in the Islamic calendar. First, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. This is celebrated when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted. In 2024, it is likely to fall between 9 – 10 April. The second Eid, called Eid al-Adha, which is also known as the festival of sacrifice, is marked around two months later, when many Muslims perform the Hajj pilgrimage.

Muslims around the world will celebrate by praying, visiting family and friends, and decorating their homes in traditional lights to mark Eid. Public celebration will involve firework displays.

We wish all our best to members who are celebrating the end of Ramadan.

 

 

Ben Kemp