Eid al Fitr is celebrated by Muslims all over the world.
Eid al Fitr is celebrated by Muslims after the month-long fast of Ramadan. It includes prayers, feasts, and visits to family.
Worshippers were packed into mosques and cemeteries in the capital cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Beirut.
After the Eid al Fitr prayer, many Muslims visit graves of loved ones.
Visitors bring flowers and water jugs for the plants, as well as brooms that are used to clean gravestones.
Atheer Mohammed, a graveyard attendant in Baghdad Azamiya Cemetery, said: “After Eid prayers we always visit our deceased… to pray and give our respects. May God have mercy on them and forgive them this blessed day.”
The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar calendar.
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Some countries, however, rely more on astronomical calculations than actual sightings.
There are often disagreements among religious authorities, sometimes within the same country but also in other countries, about the date Eid al-Fitr begins.