Eid al Fitr
by Andrew Hazen and Bryan Gilman-Orozco
Did You Know?
In 1977, it was recognized as a legal holiday for Filipino Muslims, and in 2002, it was upgraded to a national holiday.
How Eid al Fitr is Celebrated
During Eid al Fitr, people dress in their finest clothes, decorate their homes with lights and other decorations, and enjoy visits with and by family and friends they haven't seen in a long time. Special services are held at Mosques or a place where lots of Muslims can meet. Gifts and presents are given to each other, but they are mainly given to children. The main meal of the day is at lunchtime and is the meal is the best the family or group can afford.
A family in Tajikistan showing all the food cooked and bought for the main meal that day.
Celebratory decorations for Eid al Fitr hanging in the streets of Cairo, Egypt.
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