Eid ul-Fitr or Id-ul-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "to break the fast" (and can also mean "nature", from the word "fitrah"); and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated starting on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal.
Eid ul-Fitr is a three day celebration and is sometimes also known as the Smaller Eid as compared to the Eid ul-Adha that lasts four days and is called the Greater Eid.
Muslims are commanded by the Qur'an to complete their fast on the last day of Ramadan and then recite the Takbir all throughout the period of Eid.|
People and cars around a mosque in Al Hamra at Eid
Men celebrating Eid in Misfat
Men meeting for celebrating Eid in MIsfat
Eid celebration in the mountain village of Misfat
Eid ceremony in the old village of Misfat
Men playing music at an Eid celebration in Misfat
Omani men celebrating Eid in Misfat