Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Eid kareem!

Dates, Mona's, Shreveport by trudeau
Dates, Mona's, Shreveport, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Eid al-Fitr, also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festival[3] and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm), says Wikipedia.

The religious Eid is a single day and Muslims are not permitted to fast that day. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. This is a day when Muslims around the world show a common goal of unity.

Eid al-Fitr 2013, celebrated with gifts and new clothing over a 3-day period, begins in the evening of Wednesday, August 7 and ends in the evening of Thursday, August 8. Dates may vary.

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