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Eid

Eid ul-Fitr, or Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. In South Asia, the night that the new moon is sighted is called Chand Rhat (the “night of the moon”) and marks the beginning of Eid. Most Muslims begin the day with a prayer before the sun comes up. Afterwards, they eat a small meal to signify the conclusion of Ramadan. 

Eid is a time for buying new cloths, giving to charity, attending group prayers, and eating meals with family and friends. Children often offer blessings to their elders for money and gifts. Some Muslims devote part of their day at the durgah (the tomb of a Muslim saint) for intercession on behalf of family members who have passed away. Eid can last up to three days.

Pray that as Muslims break their fasts, they will learn to thirst and hunger for the Bread of Life who is the true and living God.

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