MAKKAH – With `Eid around the corner, millions of Muslims worldwide are preparing to bid farewell to the holy month of Ramadan, getting ready to welcome another spiritual event: `Eid Al-Fitr.
The three-day festival is one of the two main religious celebrations in Islam, together with `Eid Al-Adha.
After special prayers to mark the day, festivities and merriment start with visits to the homes of friends and relatives.
And while traditionally everyone wears new clothes for `Eid, children look forward to gifts and traditional `ediya (cash).
During `Eid days, families and friends exchange visits to express well wishes and children, wearing new clothes bought especially for `Eid, enjoy going out in parks and open fields.
The majority of Muslims worldwide were united this year in starting Ramadan fasting on Saturday, May 27. And Astronomical calculations indicate that the three-day `Eid will fall on Sunday, July 25.
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