Id Al-Fitr

One of the two canonical festivals of Islam. Falling on the first three days of the month of Shawwal, the festival immediately follows the fasting month of Ramadan. The festival is celebrated with the communal saying of the special Id prayer and special alms are given. These three days are a time for visiting friends, presenting gifts, wearing new clothes, feasting, congratulating one another, and visiting the graves of relatives.

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31045
Names
Id al-Fitr
'Id al-Fitr
al-'Id as-Saghir
Küçük Bayram
Festival of Breaking Fast
Minor Festival
ʻĪd al-Fiṭr
Suikerfeest Dutch
fiesta de la ruptura Spanish

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One of the two canonical festivals of Islam. Falling on the first three days of the month of Shawwal, the festival immediately follows the fasting month of Ramadan. The festival is celebrated with the communal saying of the special Id prayer and special alms are given. These three days are a time for visiting friends, presenting gifts, wearing new clothes, feasting, congratulating one another, and visiting the graves of relatives. Official celebratory receptions are also held. This festival is also a public holiday throughout much of the Islamic world.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300264565. The J. Paul Getty Trust.