Updated: May 2, 2022
What is Eid Mubarak?
Eid al-Fitr (pronounced eed uhl-FEE-truh) means “the Festival (or Feast) of Breaking the Fast.” Celebrated for a day or three (it varies around the world).
Eid al-Fitr is a time for giving thanks to Allah, expressing joy for blessings, letting go of ill will and bad feelings, and welcoming others with open arms.
Muslims greet each other with “Eid Mubarak,” which translates to “Blessed Festival,” “Blessed Feast” or “Blessed Celebration”
Celebrating the End of Ramadan
There are as many ways to observe Eid al-Fitr as there are countries where it’s celebrated and some rituals may include:
Paying Zakat al-Fitr, donations given by families who have enough money so those without can afford to celebrate Eid al-Fitr
Offering Eid prayers as a community, in open spaces
Cleaning up and dressing in your best or new clothing
Visiting loved ones to eat, celebrate and exchange gifts
Enjoying sweets—Eid al-Fitr is sometimes called “Sugar Fest”
Sending Eid al-Fitr cards to loved ones