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Eid Mubarak!

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

Eid al-Fitr is an important and joyous Islamic holiday for the Muslim community in Canada.
Canadian Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr Festival with full-day events starting early in the morning with Eid prayer, and a wonderful sermon (Khutbah) by well-respected Imams at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque, followed by a day of family fun and entertainment, spectacular celebrations including, shows, sport tournaments, and a variety of international cuisines, Eid sweets and pastries.

In Canada everybody is invited to join this grand celebration that has become a fabric of Canada's heritage and multicultural mosaic that helps Canadians from different faiths to grow stronger and to understand one another better as sisters and brothers in humanity.
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