Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and prayer.
The word "Eid" means "festivity" or "celebration" in Arabic, and "Fitr" means "breaking the fast."
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.
It is traditional to begin the day with a special prayer, followed by a sermon and communal meal.
During Eid al-Fitr, Muslims typically wear new clothes, decorate their homes, and give gifts to family and friends.
In some countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, Eid al-Fitr is known as "Hari Raya," which means "great day of celebration."
Charity is an important aspect of Eid al-Fitr, and many Muslims choose to give zakat (charitable donations) during this time.
It is customary to greet others with the phrase "Eid Mubarak," which means "blessed Eid" or "happy Eid."
In some Muslim-majority countries, Eid al-Fitr is a public holiday and businesses and schools may be closed for several days.
The exact date of Eid al-Fitr varies each year, as it is based on the sighting of the new moon, and can be different in different countries.