CAIRO – Preparing to bid farewell to the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Muslims all around the world are getting ready to welcome another spiritual event: `Eid Al-Fitr.
The three-day festival is one of the two main religious celebrations in Islam, together with `Eid Al-Adha.
After special prayers to mark the day, festivities and merriment start with visits to the homes of friends and relatives.
And while traditionally everyone wears new clothes for `Eid, children look forward to gifts and traditional `ediya (cash).
The majority of Muslims worldwide were united in starting Ramadan fasting on Wednesday, July 20. And Astronomical calculations indicate that the three-day `Eid will fall on Sunday, August 19.
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And if the moon sighting is the basis for determining the start of ` Eid, then when will that happen in your country.OnIslam.net is wishing you a blessed ` Eid wherever you are.