In Oman, Eid al-Fitr is a public holiday celebrated on the day following the month-long fast of Ramadan, which is the first day of the month of Shawwal.
|2020||24 May to 27 May||Sun to Wed||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2021||13 May to 16 May||Thu to Sun||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2022||2 May to 5 May||Mon to Thu||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2023||21 Apr to 24 Apr||Fri to Mon||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2024||10 Apr to 13 Apr||Wed to Sat||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
As Ramadan nears its end and Eid al-Fitr approaches, people begin to concentrate on shopping for new clothes to wear during Eid. They also buy gifts, but these are largely given just to children.
On the morning of Eid, the men will proceed to the local mosque or other prayer gathering location for Eid prayers. When they return home, a large festive meal will be eaten by the whole family and by guests. Food or money, called the “zakat al-Fitr”, is also be given to the poor who can’t afford to put on their own Eid al-Fitr celebration.