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Eid al-Fitr
Oman

Eid al-Fitr 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Oman

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.

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 May to 27 MaySun to WedEid al-Fitr Holiday
202113 May to 16 MayThu to SunEid al-Fitr Holiday
20222 May to 5 MayMon to ThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
202321 Apr to 24 AprFri to MonEid al-Fitr Holiday
202410 Apr to 13 AprWed to SatEid 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.