TO ALL OUR MUSLIM FRIENDS:
Muslims in the UK begin their celebrations on Wednesday to mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
Eid al-Fitr is one of the biggest festivals in the Islamic year and millions of Muslims around the world will be joining the party together. Because it is based on the lunar calendar, Eid falls at different times in different countries. In the UK, US and Canada the Eid celebrations will go on between 6-8 July. But in other countries the festival lasts much longer and in many Muslim countries is granted several days of public holiday.
The first day of Eid al-Fitr is the one day of the Islamic year that Muslims cannot fast on. Typically this is marked with a small sweet breakfast such as a date before the special Eid prayers known as Salat al-Eid.
Here is a snapshot of the Eid al-Fitr being observed around the world: