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Eid ul-Fitr

Surrey City Council wishes you and your family a very happy EID

Surrey City Council Wishes You and Your Family a Very Happy Eid. 

Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic for "Festival of Breaking Fast") is a 3-day long celebration that marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. 

Eid ul-Fitr (also known as Eid) celebrations are subject to the sighting of the moon, and mark a time for receptions and private visits, when friends greet one another, presents are given, new clothes are worn, and the graves of relatives are visited. Members of the Muslim faith also thank Allah for the strength and support received in practicing self control. 

The traditional Eid prayer takes place in the morning, as Muslims greet each other saying, “Eid Mubarak, may God accept both our efforts”.  

During this time, charity is even more important and Muslims are encouraged give to those less fortunate, feeding the poor and donating to their local mosques. 

Ramadan is considered the holiest month of the Islamic calendar where the Quran was revealed. The Arabic proverb often used to describe Ramadan is “it’s the time to empty your stomach and feed your soul” because its main purpose is self-reflection and empathy. During Eid, Muslims worldwide who observed Ramadan willingly by abstaining both food and drink during daylight hours are now breaking this fast, and all the learnings of this spiritual month should be carried on with them.