Ramadan End

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Eid-al-fitr prayer

Eid al-Fitr also recognized as the festival of fast-breaking or Lesser feast. It signifies the end of Ramadan and the beginning of a three-day feast in some countries, like Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates. It is one of the two important festivals of Islam, with Eid al-Adha being the other major festival. Eid al-Fitr celebrates the end of fasting that occurs during Ramadan.

According to the Gregorian calendar, it is not possible to accurately predict the day of Eid al-Fitr. It is because when the month of Shawwal begins, and consequently, the month of Ramadan ends, the day of Amavasya (sighting of the new moon) confirmed. Amavasya can be seen at specific places before or after. Therefore, Muslims in different communities, for example, on the east and west coasts of the United States, may begin Eid-al-Fitr commemorations on different days.

How do People celebrate Eid al-Fitr?

Eid al-Fitr is a crucial Islamic holiday in which many Muslims wake up early and pray in either at a prayer hall or a mosque. Many Muslims wear their most beautiful clothes and decorate their homes with lights and other decorations. Old mistakes are forgiven on this day. People give money to the poor and prepare different types of unique foods for friends or relatives to share the feast. People exchange presents, and greeting cards, and children received awards. Eid al-Fitr is a joyful time, but its underlying purpose is to praise and thank God according to Islamic belief.

Some Muslim associations in the United States campaign for schools in some sectors of the nation to allocate Eid al-Fitr as a day off without being penalized on Eid al-Fitr. For example, the Coalition for Muslim School Holidays, a group of more than 80 religious and ethnic organizations, have been requesting to have the two Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha named as days off in New York City schools.

Is Eid al-Fitr a public holiday in the US?

Eid al-Fitr is not a national public holiday in the US. But, many Islamic businesses and organizations may change their business hours during this event. There may be some jam around mosques throughout this time of the year. In New York City, Eid al-Fitr day is a holiday for public schools.

Eid al Fitr Starts Facts

  • Prophet Muhammad asked the Muslims of Madinah about the two festivals to which they were attached. He replied that before Islam, it was traditional to commemorate grand celebrations. It is stated that Muhammad said, instead of those two days, Allah has designated two additional days, which are better, the days of Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha.
  • For Eid-al-Fitr, it is common to have breakfast before prayer (unlike Eid al Adha). It is a custom of the Prophet Muhammad to eat something sweet.
  • Following the Islamic tradition, many Muslims rise early on Eid-ul-Fitr, to take a bath, known as ghusl. They also wear the best clothes for themselves.
  • In the Islamic calendar, every single month begins when the new moon is observed. Eid-al-Fitr begins when the Amavasya of Shawwal (the 10th month of the Islamic calendar) appears. Because the moon arrives on various dates in different parts of the world, many Muslim communities commemorate Eid-ul-Fitr on whatever day happens in Mecca.

Ramadan End Observances

Year Date Day Holiday
2022 2 May Mon Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
2021 13 May Thu Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
2020 24 May Sun Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
2019 4 Jun Tue Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

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May 13, 2021

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