CAIRO – With `Eid around the corner, millions of Muslims worldwide are preparing to bid farewell to the holy fasting month of Ramadan, 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).
During `Eid days, families and friends exchange visits to express well wishes and children, wearing new clothes bought especially for `Eid, enjoy going out in parks and open fields.
The majority of Muslims worldwide were united in starting Ramadan fasting on Wednesday, July 10. And Astronomical calculations indicate that the three-day `Eid will fall on Thursday, August 8.
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