Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Koran was revealed to their prophet Mohammed during that month. Eid signals the end of fasting and the beginning of a new Islamic month, Shawwaal.
As well as Eid al-Fitr, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha.
In either case, it is most probable the Eid 2017 would fall on June 25, 2017, in Canada and the United States.
As citizens of a nation rapidly approaching economic prosperity, Eid-ul-Fitr brings us some much-needed respite from our busy lives.
"I felicitate with all Nigerians, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion of this year's Eid-el-Fitri celebrations".
On the day, Muslims wake up early to shower and dress in their Eid best, and to arrange a spread of sweet treats for any guests who might stop in later.
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Countries like India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh started observing fast from May 28 this year. During this time, Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset to allow for deeper spiritual meditation, prayer and the study of the Quran.
There have been reported sighting of the crescent moon in Malaysia and Indonesia, which would mean both countries will be celebrating Eid on Sunday, reported Arab News.
The Ministry has posted lists of hundreds of mosques and prayer-grounds on its Twitter account that were prepared to hold Eid Al Fitr prayers across the country.
Gifts and cards are often exchanged among friends and family.
"The Executives, Management and staff to the Fiji Muslim League takes this opportunity to wish everyone EID MUBARAK".
Eid al-Fitr spans three days, all of which are usually public holidays in most Muslim countries.
Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera, spokesperson of Task Force Ranao and the Army's 1st Infantry Division, said in a text message that the humanitarian pause should not be confused with a ceasefire as it will be made in observance of the Muslim celebration.