Eid‑al‑Fitr (End of Ramadan) ‑ Islamic

Event Name Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) - Islamic
Start Date 25th Jun 2017 12:00am
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Eid-al-Fitr, the day immediately following the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is one of the greatest Islamic festivals. The other is Eid-al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice when the Hajj, or holy pilgrimage, takes place. On Eid-al-Fitr, Muslims all over the world celebrate not only the breaking of the fasting period but also the egalitarian principles underlying the ideals of the Islamic society. The month of Ramadan is observed to familiarise the faithful with the experience of the needy and poor.

On the last day of Ramadan, Zakat-al-Fitr, Muslims show appreciation for the blessings bestowed by Allah by being charitable toward those in need. It traditionally involved donating to the community one Sa'a (a volume corresponding to two kilgrams of good wheat) of basic foods such as dates, barley, rice or corn. Today, the amount of the gift is adjusted by the Imams at local mosques in order to meet the needs of the poor in difficult times throughout the year.

Source: Wikipedia