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Preparations of Eid events during Covid

Eid-ul-Fitr means “festival of breaking the fast” and marks the end of Ramadan. Traditionally, Eid is celebrated for three days in all Muslim-majority countries. Like Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr begins with the sighting of the crescent moon (a day after the new moon), so Muslims have to wait until the evening before Eid to verify its date. If the crescent moon is not visible, Ramadan continues for another day.

The prayers take place in mosques or large halls but in many countries, it is also held in the open to accommodate the large numbers. People congratulate one another after Eid prayers. They spend the day visiting relatives and neighbours and accepting sweets as they move around from house to house. Children, dressed in new clothes, are offered gifts and money to celebrate the joyous occasion.

As Muslims around the world bid farewell to the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, they also prepare for the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid-ul-Fitr, a three-day Muslim holiday, marks the end…

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