Eid ul-Fitr or Id-ul-Fitr (Arabic: ??? ????? ‘?du l-Fi?r), 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 Fi?r means "to break fast"; and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.
The President released a statement today to mark the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr.
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Young women in Bavarian dresses pose with beer mugs at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany. Munich’s annual beer festival kicked off with general elections in a week’s time seemingly far from the mind of most participants.(AFP/DDP/Oliver Lang)
Fireworks explode over the Muslim and Christian Syrian town of Maloula, north of the capital Damascus, September 13, 2009, to celebrate the eve of the Feast of the Cross, a festival to commemorate the cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus.