Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Id ul-Fitr
Official name Eid, Eid ul-Fitr Arabic: عيد الفطر (meaning Feast of the Breaking of the Fast)
Also called Idul Fitri, Hari Lebaran (Indonesia); Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Lebaran (Malaysia); Shemai Eid (Bangladesh); Ramazan Bayramı (Turkic)
Observed by Muslims
Type Religious holiday
Significance Marks the end of Ramadan, the fasting month
Date 1 Shawwal
2007 date 12 October/13 October
2008 date 1 October
2009 date 21 September
Celebrations Prayer, giving gifts and charity, visiting family and friends
Observances Salaat
Related to Ramadan, 29-30 consecutive days of fasting (during daylight)

Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, الله أكبر الله أكبر الله أكبر
la ilaha illa Allah لا إله إلا الله
Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar الله أكبر الله أكبر
wa li-illahi al-hamd ولله الحمد
God is the Greatest, God is the Greatest, God is the Greatest,
There is no deity but God
God is the Greatest, God is the Greatest
and to God goes all praise

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