Idu'l Fitr

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In India, this festival is known as Idu’l Fitr and marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

It is a holiday in all states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

The festival is a time for feasting, rejoicing and thankfulness.

The preparations for the festival start at the beginning of Ramadan.

When the day finally arrives and the period of fasting ends, children receive many gifts, there are fairs with street bazaars selling festive goods and traditional foods.

Many attend religious ceremonies and visit with friends and family.

This is one of the most anticipated holidays on the Muslim calendar.

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