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Eid ul-Fitr

Muslim Holiday Religious event observed globally by Muslims

Extract from Miraj by Sultan Muhammad

When is Eid ul-Fitr?

Year Weekday Date
2018 Friday June 15th
2017 Monday June 26th
2016 Wednesday July 6th
2015 Friday July 17th
2014 Tuesday July 29th
2013 Thursday August 8th
2012 Sunday August 19th
2011 Wednesday August 31st

Who observes Eid-ul-Fitr?

6 July 2016

7 July 2016

Full list of 2016 Eid al-Fitr holidays by day »

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan.

Ramadan is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith and is sacred to Muslims as it was during this month that the Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

As the date of Eid depends on the sighting of the moon, there may be variations in the exact date that is celebrated around the world. The announcing of the exact date of Eid may not happen until close to the start of Ramadan.

The table 'Who observes Eid ul-Fitr?' (see right) shows which day is start of Eid in each country covered by officeholidays.com that observes Eid. For a list of holidays per day over the period of Eid ul-Fitr, please check our full list of 2016 Eid al-Fitr holidays by day

Please click on a country name in the table to see the details of Eid holidays in that country.

Muslims celebrate Eid by saying prayers, giving money to the poor, sending Eid greetings and feasting with their families.

Eid around the world


Indonesia

In Indonesia, Eid ul-Fitr is commonly known as Lebaran. To mark Lebaran, every employee is enititled to a legally mandated salary bonus known as Tunjangan Hari Raya (THR).

Pakistan

A special treat associated with this festival in Pakistan is Sheer Korma, which is pasta cooked in milk and sugar, and sprinkled with almonds, pistachios, and dates. This dish is served on the morning of Eid after the Eid prayer as breakfast, and throughout the day to any visiting guests. In Pakistan, holidays usually last for three days.

Turkey

In Turkey, Eid is known as Ramazan Feast and is usually a three day holiday. The first day of Eid al-Fitr is called the Candy Festival (Seker Bayrami) as the tradition is to give children sweets or money wrapped in handkerchiefs.

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