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Eid al-Fitr
Palestine

Eid al-Fitr 2021, 2022 and 2023 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
202112 MayWedEid al-Fitr Holiday
13 MayThuEid al-Fitr
14 MayFriEid al-Fitr Holiday
20221 MaySunEid al-Fitr Holiday
2 MayMonEid al-Fitr
3 MayTueEid al-Fitr Holiday
202320 AprThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
21 AprFriEid al-Fitr
22 AprSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
20249 AprTueEid al-Fitr Holiday
10 AprWedEid al-Fitr
11 AprThuEid 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
202023 MaySatEid al-Fitr Holiday
24 MaySunEid al-Fitr
25 MayMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
20193 JunMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
4 JunTueEid al-Fitr
5 JunWedEid al-Fitr Holiday
201814 JunThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
15 JunFriEid al-Fitr
16 JunSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
201724 JunSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
25 JunSunEid al-Fitr
26 JunMonEid al-Fitr Holiday