Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Festival of Breaking the Fast, marks the end of Ramadan – the month-long period of fasting, prayer, and self-reflection for Muslims around the world. This joyous occasion is celebrated with great enthusiasm and excitement in many countries, and while the customs and traditions vary from place to place, the central message of Eid al-Fitr remains the same: to express gratitude and seek forgiveness, and to spread love and joy.

Here are some of the ways Eid al-Fitr is celebrated around the world:


In Turkey, the holiday is referred to as Seker Bayram, which means "Sugar Feast." The people of Turkey celebrate by visiting their loved ones and sharing sweets and traditional dishes such as baklava and locum. It is also customary to give gifts to children during this time.


Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, celebrates Eid al-Fitr with a week-long event known as Labaran. The festivities often include parades, fireworks, and the traditional takbiran, which involves reciting the phrase "Allahu Akbar" (God is the greatest) together in unison.

Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated with three days of public holiday. The festivities include visiting family and friends, giving gifts, and dressing up in traditional clothing. Many people also perform the Eid prayer at the local mosque.


In India, Eid al-Fitr is commonly known as "Chand Raat," which translates to "Night of the Moon." The night before Eid, markets and bazaars stay open late into the night, and people shop for new clothes and gifts. On the day of Eid, it is customary to offer sweets and gifts to neighbours and friends.

United States

In the United States, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim community with prayers, feasts, and social gatherings. Many cities hold Eid festivals, which often feature traditional foods, music, and decorations.


In Egypt, Eid al-Fitr is known as "Eid el-Fitr" or "Eid Saeed," which means "Happy Eid." The holiday is celebrated with family gatherings, feasts, and the exchange of gifts. It is also common to donate to charity during this time.


In Pakistan, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated with great enthusiasm and is known as "Choti Eid" or "Small Eid." The holiday is celebrated for three days, during which people visit their relatives and friends, wear new clothes, and exchange gifts.


In Malaysia, Eid al-Fitr is known as "Hari Raya" and is celebrated for a month. The festivities include open houses, where people invite friends and family to their homes for a feast. It is also common to give "Duit Raya," which is a gift given to children.

In conclusion, Eid al-Fitr is a time of celebration, reflection, and gratitude for Muslims around the world. While the customs and traditions may differ, the message of love, forgiveness, and compassion remains the same. It is a time of year of which Muslims all around the globe come together and look forward to, making it one of the world’s largest religious celebrations!