Eid ul-Fitr in Pakistan in 2024

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  Dates of Eid ul-Fitr in Pakistan
2025 Mar 31, Apr 1, Apr 2
PakistanWed, Apr 2National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanTue, Apr 1National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanMon, Mar 31National Holiday
2024 Apr 10, Apr 11, Apr 12
PakistanFri, Apr 12National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanThu, Apr 11National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanWed, Apr 10National Holiday
2023 Apr 21, Apr 22, Apr 23, Apr 24, Apr 25
PakistanTue, Apr 25National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanMon, Apr 24National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanSun, Apr 23National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanSat, Apr 22National Holiday
PakistanFri, Apr 21National Holiday (additional day)
2022 May 2, May 3, May 4, May 5
PakistanThu, May 5National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanWed, May 4National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanTue, May 3National Holiday
PakistanMon, May 2National Holiday (additional day)
2021 May 10, May 11, May 12, May 13, May 14, May 15
PakistanSat, May 15National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanFri, May 14National Holiday
PakistanThu, May 13National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanWed, May 12National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanTue, May 11National Holiday (additional day)
PakistanMon, May 10National Holiday (additional day)

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

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When is Eid al-Fitr?

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.  The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.

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 announcement of the exact dates of Eid Al-Fitr may not happen until close to the start of Ramadan.

Keep up to date with the Eid al-Fitr public holidays with our day by day guide.

Traditions of Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is often called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast.” The practice of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the holy month of Ramadan ("Sawm") is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims believe that it was during the month of Ramadan that the text of the Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with prayers called "Salat Al Eid" in Arabic. There is no audible call to prayer for the Eid prayers. Muslims will gather in mosques or open spaces and offer two units of prayer – called "Rakat". The prayers are followed by a sermon, in which the imam asks for forgiveness, mercy, and peace for every being across the world.

It's a tradition to wear new clothes and on the way to the mosque, eat something sweet such as a date, and recite a small prayer called a takbeer.

Other key elements of the Eid celebrations are giving money to the poor (known as 'Zakat al-Fitr', the amount to be given depends on the possessions someone has), sending Eid greetings and feasting with families.

For many Muslims, Eid al-Fitr is a festival to show gratitude to Allah for the help and strength he gave them throughout the month of Ramadan to help them practice self-control.

The phrase commonly used by Muslims as a greeting on this day is “Eid Mubarak”, which is Arabic for 'blessed festival'. The proper response to Eid Mubarak is "Khair Mubarak", which wishes goodness on the person who has greeted you.

The first Eid al-Fitr was celebrated in 624 CE by the Prophet Muhammad and his companions after their victory in the battle of Jang-e-Badar, a turning point in Muhammad's struggle with his opponents among the Quraish in Mecca during in the early days of Islam.

Eid al-Fitr may also be called 'Feast of the Lesser Bairam, Bairam being a Turkic word for holiday. It may seem odd that the word lesser is used for such a widely celebrated festival, the reason is that the 'Greater Bairam' is Eid al-Adha, the other great Islamic festival which is seen as the holier of the two. 

Eid ul-Fitr Traditions in 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, public holidays for Eid ul-Fitr usually last for three days.

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