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Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr 2025 and 2026 in Yemen

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

202529 MarSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
30 MarSunEid al-Fitr
31 Mar to 1 AprMon to TueEid al-Fitr Holiday
202618 Mar to 19 MarWed to ThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
20 MarFriEid al-Fitr
21 Mar to 22 MarSat to SunEid al-Fitr Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

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.

When the moon-sighting committee announces that the new (crescent) moon is visible to the naked eye, Ramadan ends and the month of Shawwal commences. This is the first day of Shawwal and the festive holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

The men rise early to go to a mosque or other site for prayers and religious services. The women may stay home to start the cooking and other preparations for the festivities of the day. The men will also visit female relatives and give them small gifts of money.

Traditionally, families will then enjoy a big lunch together, with the house clean and everyone dressed up and looking their best. Children often go door to door through the neighbourhood. They knock on each door, say “Happy Eid!”, and wait for a small gift of money. This gift is called an “Eidi”.

Previous Years

20248 Apr to 9 AprMon to TueEid al-Fitr Holiday
10 AprWedEid al-Fitr
11 Apr to 12 AprThu to FriEid al-Fitr Holiday
202320 AprThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
21 AprFriEid al-Fitr
22 Apr to 23 AprSat to SunEid al-Fitr Holiday