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Eid al-Fitr
Palestine

Eid al-Fitr 2025 and 2026 in Palestine

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in Palestine with much religious fervour and general merriment. 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.

YearDateDayHoliday
202529 MarSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
30 MarSunEid al-Fitr
31 MarMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
202619 MarThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
20 MarFriEid al-Fitr
21 MarSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

In Palestine, Eid al-Fitr is a much anticipated holiday that is prepared for many days in advance by many. Wearing new clothes is a big part of Eid celebrations, so clothes hunting goes on throughout Ramadan. Houses will be decorated with lights and lanterns and more, and homes will be thoroughly cleaned out before Eid arrives.

On Eid itself, people attend prayer sessions in the early hours of the morning, but the rest of the day is spent celebrating and feasting. Many eat Mamoul or Kaik cookies, which are stuffed with things like dates, walnuts, or pistachios. The smell of these pastries can sometimes waft down the streets as people pass by local bakeries on Eid Al Fitr. Fisikh, a fried fish dish originating from Egypt, is also popular in Palestine for Eid these days.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20249 AprTueEid al-Fitr Holiday
10 AprWedEid al-Fitr
11 AprThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
202320 AprThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
21 AprFriEid al-Fitr
22 AprSatEid al-Fitr Holiday