EID AL FITR (End of Ramadan)

The fast of Ramadan is broken with special prayers and festivities. Fitr is derived from the word fatar meaning “breaking”. Certain Muslims believe that fitr comes from fitrat, meaning “nature” and Eid al Fitr is the celebration of God’s magnanimity in providing nature to the man. Celebrated on the first day of the new moon in Shawwal, it marks the end of Ramadan.