Today marks the end of the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the most sacred in Islamic culture. Ramadan begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon. It is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.
Eid al-Fitr, or the “Festival of the Breaking of the Fast” is celebrated at the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr usually lasts for three days but, in some countries and cultures, the celebrations can be longer.
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