Muslims observe Eid al-Fitr to mark the conclusion of Ramadan.

 Muslims observe Eid al-Fitr to mark the conclusion of Ramadan.

In the following days, Muslims around the globe will celebrate Eid, the festival that commemorates the conclusion of Ramadan.

The sighting of a crescent moon above Saudi Arabia signifies the end of the Islamic sacred month and the beginning of Eid-al-Fitr for many, but not all.

The name means "festival of the breaking of the fast" and the dates differ according to the lunar calendar each year.

Depending on their location, some will begin their celebrations slightly later than others, in accordance with the moon cycles in their local skies or the nearest Muslim country.

It is customary to congregate with family and friends, wish them "Eid Mubarak" (Blessed Eid), and share feasts, gifts, and charitable acts.

Eid is significant because it follows the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, and engaging in any sexual activity during daylight hours.

The month is also considered a time for introspection, spiritual purification, self-discipline, and demonstrating devotion to Allah.

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