DPSCD is proud to recognize Eid al-Fitr!
Eid al-Fitr (proununced "EED al fitter") is a three-day religious holiday that’s celebrated by Muslims around the world and means the "Festival of the Breaking of the Fast", which marks the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is a month-long holiday when Muslims fast, or go without food and drinks, during daylight. The date of this festival is based on the lunar calendar. This year, in 2022, it begins the evening of May 1st and ends the evening of May 2nd. In many Muslim countries, the three-day festival is a national holiday. That means people don’t go to school or work. Instead, they participate in the Eid al-Fitr celebrations.
During Eid al-Fitr, Muslim families and friends get together to break their fast and celebrate. The day usually begins with the whole family enjoying a small breakfast. This is the first daytime meal that has been eaten in a month. Muslims then gather outside or at a mosque to pray together. They listen to a sermon that’s followed by a prayer called the Salat al-Eid. In the afternoon, Muslims get together with family and friends to enjoy a big feast with lots of sweets! They also give gifts to each other. There may also be parades, processions, and other outdoor celebrations. Traditionally, people greet each other by saying "Eid Mubarak," which means “Blessed Eid.”