Eid al-Fitr in Iraq ― Date, History, and Details

Eid al-Fitr in Iraq

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History of Eid al-Fitr in Iraq and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

Eid al-Fitr is a 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. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. This is a day where Muslims around the world will celebrate by spending time with family and friends, attending special prayers, giving gifts and charity. In Iraq, many people travel back to their hometowns to be with family for Eid. There are also large celebrations in Baghdad with food, music and dancing.