The Ramadan is a month long fasting time in which Muslims, all over the world thank Allah for His help, following their month-long act of self-control
The first Eid was celebrated in 624 CE by the Prophet Mohammad with his friends and relatives after the victory of the battle of Jang-e-Badar.
Muslims are not only celebrating the end of fasting, but thanking Allah for the help and strength that he gave them throughout the previous month to assist them in practising self-control.
The festival begins when the first sight of the new moon is seen in the sky.
Eid Ul-Fitr is the breaking of the fast at the end of Ramadan. People wear new clothes, eat special foods, visit family members and give presents to children. The celebration is officially three days, but if the holiday falls in the middle of the week, shops and schools may stay closed for the entire week.
The celebratory atmosphere is increased by everyone wearing best or new clothes, and decorating their homes.
There are special services, outdoors and in Mosques, processions through the streets, and of course a special celebratory meal – eaten during daytime, the first daytime meal Muslims will have had in a month.
Eid Ul-Fitr is also a time of forgiveness, and of making amends.