Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al Fitr after month of fasting for Ramadan

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.

Image: People try to catch balloons after Eid al-Fitr prayers outside El-Seddik Mosque, Cairo
Image: Albanian Muslims celebrating Eid al Fitr at Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania
Image After Eid al-Fitr prayers, a Palestinian plays with a young child.
Muslim women display henna decorations in Nairobi, Kenya

After the Eid al Fitr prayer, many Muslims visit graves of loved ones.

Image: Palestinians attending Eid al-Fitr prayer at the compound which houses Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City
Image: Muslims performing their Eid al Fitr prayer at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Visitors bring flowers and water jugs for the plants, as well as brooms that are used to clean gravestones.

Image: People attending prayers outside Al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut. Lebanon
Image: A view from the air of Palestinians celebrating Eid al Fitr with morning prayers in Gaza City
Image: Palestinians in southern Gaza Strip
The Mohammad al-Amin Mosque, downtown Beirut

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.

World Wide Web – More Information

Image Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan at Platt Fields Park, Manchester
Image: Eid al Fitr celebrations at the Dome of the Rock shrine, in the Al Aqsa Mosque complex in Jerusalem’s Old City Pic :AP
Image: Palestinian woman taking a selfie after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Jerusalem’s Old City
Image Palestinian Muslims performing Eid al Fitr prayer at a soccer field, in the West Bank City of Beitunia Pic by AP

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.


Latest Tweets

London Globe

Calls for EU to investigate Russian payments to Maltese dentist.… #news #


You May Also Like


The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...

European Union

On April 9, 2022 Dimash Qudaibergen’s first solo concert in Germany took place in Düsseldorf. The colossal energy and the atmosphere of unity did...