What is Eid al-Fitr?
Eid al-Fitr, the Feast of Fast-Breaking, is a 3-day celebration that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr begins the morning after Ramadan ends when Muslims gather early in mosques or outdoors to perform the Eid prayer. Remaining celebrations include festive meals with friends and family and exchanging gifts.
When is Eid al-Fitr?
Eid al-Fitr begins on a different day each year. In 2011, Eid al-Fitr falls on August 31.
Sources: history.com, timeanddate.com, islam.about.com