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Eid al-Fitr
Syria

Eid al-Fitr 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Syria

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in Syria 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
202113 May to 15 MayThu to SatEid al-Fitr Holiday
20222 May to 4 MayMon to WedEid al-Fitr Holiday
202321 Apr to 23 AprFri to SunEid al-Fitr Holiday
202410 Apr to 12 AprWed to FriEid al-Fitr Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

In Syria, the great majority of the population is Muslim and is very keen on observing Eid al-Fitr. This holiday has been celebrated for around 1,400 years by Muslims all over the world and is deeply ingrained into Islamic culture.

Eid al-Fitr is called the Lesser Eid in deference to Eid Al-Adha, the Greater Eid, but being the second most important holiday on the Islamic Calendar is certainly not a small place. And the date of Eid al-Fitr, right after the fasting days of Ramadan, makes it especially memorable to participants.

On Eid al-Fitr, many Syrians will attend public prayers, ask forgiveness and give forgiveness to others, give a gift of food or money to the poor, give small gifts to children, enjoy a festive meal at home, and spend the day off work with family. In Syria, men traditionally go door to door for Eid, wishing everyone a happy Eid and accepting coffee and traditional sweets like Mamoul cookies as they go!

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 May to 26 MaySun to TueEid al-Fitr Holiday
20194 Jun to 6 JunTue to ThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
201815 Jun to 17 JunFri to SunEid al-Fitr Holiday
201725 Jun to 27 JunSun to TueEid al-Fitr Holiday