Muslims celebrate Ramazan Today

Eid-al-FitrEid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fiṭr means “to break the fast”

Today (29) all Muslims in Sri Lanka celebrates Ramazan, ending their month of fasting.

The festival of Eidul Fitr  began on Monday (28) in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring states.

The religious authorities in the desert kingdom had announced on Sunday they had received reports of sightings of the new moon, marking the end of Ramazan.

Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eidul Fitr, Islam’s biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead.

Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have all also said the festival began in their countries on Monday.

On this day, Muslims in countries around the world start the day with prayer and spend time with family, offer gifts and often give to charity.