Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in Lebanon with much religious fervour and general merriment.
|2020||24 May||Sun||Eid al-Fitr|
|2021||13 May||Thu||Eid al-Fitr|
The national holiday comes on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, immediately following the holy month of Ramadan and month-long period of fasting, prayer and devotion. It is one of the most important of all Muslim commemorations.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims will abstain from eating food between dawn and sundown. They may also give up other activities during this month.
This three-day period is set aside for holding family feasts, visiting relatives, decorating graves of ancestors, giving gifts to children and to the needy, and remembering to pray and recite the Koran.