The Festival of the
Breaking of the Fast
Eid ul-Fitr is one of the most poignant times in the Islamic calendar as it marks the festival of the breaking of the fast following the month of Ramadan. After Muslims around the world finish observing the month-long sawm, friends and families traditionally come together to celebrate over a feast.
This celebration lasts for three days and is a national holiday in Muslim countries as per its importance in Islam. It is common for Muslim families living outside of Islamic countries to book annual leave so they can celebrate the festival with their loved ones.