‘Festival of Breaking the Fast’
Eid ul-Fitr is a Muslim holiday also known as ‘Eid’. It is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal and marks the end of the Holy month of Ramadan – a month-long event where Muslims fast from dawn to sunset each day.
Traditionally, Eid ul-Fitr begins at sunset on the night of the first sighting of the crescent moon. If it’s not observed immediately because clouds either block its view or the sky is too bright, then the holiday is celebrated the day following the 29th day of the previous lunar month.
Depending on the country, Eid is celebrated for around one to three days. It is forbidden to fast on the Day of Eid, so Muslim families around the world celebrate with lavish meals, friends exchange gifts and people donate to charity. It’s a time for forgiveness, and people wear their best clothes and decorate their homes too. – twinkl.co.nz
Ideas for Workplaces
To recognise this event…
Connect with those in your workplace who are taking part in Eid and encourage them to share their customs surrounding it.
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