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Eid al-Fitr

Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan

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Eid al-Fitr: Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan
Eid al-Fitr, , also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. This religious Eid is the only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities, so the day of celebration varies by locality.

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Idlib's displaced: Syrians return home for Eid celebrations [Video]

Idlib's displaced: Syrians return home for Eid celebrations

In spite of widespread destruction wrought by government bombardment, they missed home and wanted to return for Eid.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published
Eid al-Fitr in Iraq: Some worshippers defying government lockdown [Video]

Eid al-Fitr in Iraq: Some worshippers defying government lockdown

Forced to forego ancient traditions this Eid, Iraqis use technology to mark the religious holiday, overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Donate 50% of your Eid budget among poor: UP Islamic cleric's appeal to people [Video]

Donate 50% of your Eid budget among poor: UP Islamic cleric's appeal to people

Markazi Chand Committee chairman Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi said that various Muslim organisations urged people to follow lockdown rules and regulations, and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at home, and..

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COVID-19 lockdown: Mosques remain closed on Eid in J-K for devotees [Video]

COVID-19 lockdown: Mosques remain closed on Eid in J-K for devotees

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir on May 24 amid coronavirus pandemic. Mosques remain closed for devotees on this occasion in Jammu due to COVID-19 lockdown. Celebration of Eid will..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:05Published
COVID-19 will not affect festive spirit of Eid: MA Naqvi [Video]

COVID-19 will not affect festive spirit of Eid: MA Naqvi

While speaking to ANI in the national capital on May 24, the Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi spoke on Eid-ul-Fitr celebration. He said, "For the first time, we will offer prayer..

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COVID-19: People offer Eid prayers at home in Kerala amid lockdown [Video]

COVID-19: People offer Eid prayers at home in Kerala amid lockdown

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in Kerala on May 24 amid coronavirus pandemic. People in Malapurram and Kozhikode offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at their homes as mosques remain closed for devotees amid..

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COVID-19: Meat, fish market closed ahead of Eid in Bengaluru [Video]

COVID-19: Meat, fish market closed ahead of Eid in Bengaluru

Bengaluru markets wore a deserted look ahead of Eid festival on May 24. A state-wide total lockdown has been imposed in Karnataka to contain the spread of COVID-19 outbreak. Shivajinagar meat market in..

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Businesses fail to pickup ahead of Eid in Old Delhi [Video]

Businesses fail to pickup ahead of Eid in Old Delhi

Vegetable and fruit sellers in Delhi's Daryaganj market are facing hardships ahead of Eid festival. They are suffering losses due to COVID-19 outbreak. Sellers said that there is no excitement about..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:17Published
COVID-19 lockdown: Kerala's Juma Masjid remains closed for devotees [Video]

COVID-19 lockdown: Kerala's Juma Masjid remains closed for devotees

Kochi's Juma Masjid remained closed for devotees on Eid on May 24. It came amid COVID-19 lockdown. The decision was taken by authorities to avoid gatherings and to follow social distancing.

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Eid al-Fitr: People of Imphal came out for purchasing, social distancing is still a challenge [Video]

Eid al-Fitr: People of Imphal came out for purchasing, social distancing is still a challenge

People of Imphal, came out in the market to make purchases for Eid al-Fitr amid coronavirus lockdown. However, maintaining social distancing norms is still a challenge for many people. "We are trying..

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"Will finally get to celebrate Eid", says Delhi mango seller who received donations after loot [Video]

"Will finally get to celebrate Eid", says Delhi mango seller who received donations after loot

A mango seller, Phool Mia has been flooded by donations after the loot. "Those who had to steal, did so. But I am overwhelmed that so many people have helped me," Phool Mia said. "Will finally get to..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:45Published
Eid-ul-Fitr: Markets witness fall in frequency of customers amid COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

Eid-ul-Fitr: Markets witness fall in frequency of customers amid COVID-19 pandemic

As Eid-ul-Fitr is round the corner, shops in the area around Delhi's Jama Masjid await customers. A fall in the frequency of customers visiting to the market to buy commodities was witnessed amid..

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Vaishno Devi Shrine Board provides 'sehri', 'iftari' to Muslims quarantined in Katra [Video]

Vaishno Devi Shrine Board provides 'sehri', 'iftari' to Muslims quarantined in Katra

During Ramzan, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board provided 'sehri' and 'iftari' to Muslims quarantined at Aashirwad Bhawan in Katra. Nearly 500 people had been quarantined in this centre and all the..

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Eid-ul-Fitar to be celebrated on May 25: Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam [Video]

Eid-ul-Fitar to be celebrated on May 25: Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam

Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam, Syed Ahmed Bukhari announced that Eid-ul-Fitar will be celebrated on May 25 as moon could not be sighted on May 23. He further requested the people to take precautions and..

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Delhiites to celebrate Eid this year under shadow of coronavirus [Video]

Delhiites to celebrate Eid this year under shadow of coronavirus

People in Jafrabad area of North-East Delhi will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in different way this year. They will keep in mind all guidelines and norms amid coronavirus lockdown 4.0. Locals will offer Eid..

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Kenya lockdown measures taking toll on Eid festivities [Video]

Kenya lockdown measures taking toll on Eid festivities

Businesses in Kenya suffer, as coronavirus lockdowns hit the normally busy Eid al-Fitr holiday trade.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published
Ladakh celebrating Eid early after moon sighted in Kargil [Video]

Ladakh celebrating Eid early after moon sighted in Kargil

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in Ladakh on May 23 amid coronavirus pandemic. Celebration of Eid will be different this year as large gatherings are prohibited and people have been asked to maintain..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:32Published
Eid rush missing from Kerala's Kozhikode market as business hit by COVID-19 lockdown [Video]

Eid rush missing from Kerala's Kozhikode market as business hit by COVID-19 lockdown

The impact of coronavirus lockdown has adversely affected businesses of various shopkeepers in Kerala's Kozhikode. They are bearing losses in their business ahead of Eid festival. People in less..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:31Published
COVID-19: Businesses down in Delhi's Daryaganj market ahead of Eid [Video]

COVID-19: Businesses down in Delhi's Daryaganj market ahead of Eid

Vegetable and fruit sellers in Delhi's Daryaganj market are facing hardships ahead of Eid festival. They are suffering losses due to COVID-19 outbreak. Sellers said that there is no excitement about..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:03Published
Shops reopen after nearly 2 months ahead of Eid celebration in Poonch [Video]

Shops reopen after nearly 2 months ahead of Eid celebration in Poonch

Amid coronavirus lockdown, shops reopened in JandK's Poonch ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. People made purchases at garment and footwear shops to mark the celebrations. Government has given relaxation in..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:15Published
Indonesian traders risk losing licences to stay open during Eid [Video]

Indonesian traders risk losing licences to stay open during Eid

Some preparing for Islamic holiday are ignoring restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published
Indonesia travel ban leaves workers stranded during Ramadan [Video]

Indonesia travel ban leaves workers stranded during Ramadan

Millions are not allowed to leave Jakarta to travel back to hometowns before Eid holiday and now many say they can no longer afford to stay in Indonesia’s big cities.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:57Published
Thousands of Indonesians journey home, despite virus warnings [Video]

Thousands of Indonesians journey home, despite virus warnings

Nearly 90 percent of Indonesians are Muslim and usually return to their home villages at the end of Ramadan to celebrate Eid with their families.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

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PM Modi greets UAE crown prince, Bangladesh PM on Eid-ul-Fitr

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Rahul Gandhi extends Eid greetings

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Singaporean cooks up Eid feast for migrant workers in lockdown

As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of the fasting month, thousands of migrant workers in Singapore have had to spend the holiday in quarantine because of outbreaks of the..
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'Eid Mubarak!': PM Modi extends greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr, wishes for 'compassion, brotherhood and harmony'

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Reaffirm belief in sharing, caring for most vulnerable sections of society: President Kovind on Id-ul-Fitr eve


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Afghan Taliban declare three-day Eid ceasefire from Sunday

The Taliban declared a three-day Eid ceasefire starting on Sunday, a spokesman for the hard-line Islamist group wrote in a tweet on Saturday, a move that comes as fighting has intensified between the..
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For world's largest Muslim country, a virus-disrupted and bittersweet Eid

For Indonesia's 225 million Muslims, celebrating Eid al-Fitr this year, the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, is bittersweet.
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Lockdown casts shadow on Eid celebrations in Kashmir valley

No Eid prayers were offered for the second consecutive time in major mosques and shrines of Kashmir as police enforced restrictions in most parts of the valley including Srinagar city, officials said...
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'A sad mood': Muslim doctor in Malaysia spends Eid in hospital amid pandemic

Malaysian doctor Muhammad Syahidd Al-Hatim was used to being away from his family on Eid al-Fitr, having spent the past two years celebrating the end of the holy Ramadan fasting month at Kuala Lumpur..
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Amid lockdown, Eid to be celebrated on Monday

Eid will be celebrated in the country on May 25 as the moon could not be sighted on Saturday, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Ahmed Shah Bukhari said. Amid the Covid-19 lockdown, Bukhari also..
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Coronavirus lockdown: Muslims prepare to offer Eid namaz at home


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Afghans throng markets ahead of Muslim holiday despite virus fears

Kabul's markets were teeming on Friday in the countdown to the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr as Afghans disregarded government safety guidelines to contain rising coronavirus infections across the..
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Saudi Arabia, UAE mosques to stay closed for Eid prayers

Mosques will remain closed for prayers on the Eid Al-Fitr festival, Saudi and United Arab Emirates officials said on Friday, calling on the population to adhere to safety guidelines to avoid the spread..
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Isolating Indonesia palm workers to spend Eid holiday on plantation

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Egyptians rush to buy treats before Eid al-Fitr curfew

Families rushed to buy sweets and biscuits in Cairo on Friday as they prepared to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan under a tightened coronavirus curfew and lockdown.
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Chafing under lockdown, Palestinians long for Eid celebrations

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Iran appeals to people not to travel for Eid holiday to avoid COVID-19 spike

Iran's top health official appealed to Iranians to avoid travelling during the Eid al-Fitr religious holiday later this month to avoid the risk of a new surge of coronavirus infections, state TV..
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Indonesia's COVID-19 battle faces crucial test over Eid holiday

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Eastern Libyan forces say to move 2-3 km back from Tripoli front

Eastern Libyan forces have decided to move back 2-3 kilometers (1.24 miles-1.86 miles) from all front lines in Tripoli to allow people in the city to move more freely during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr,..
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Erdogan announces Turkish lockdown over religious holiday

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Turkey's Erdogan imposes nationwide lockdown over Eid al-Fitr

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Egypt tightens coronavirus restrictions for Eid holiday

Egypt will bring forward the start of its curfew by four hours to 5pm and halt public transport during the six-day Eid holiday from May 24 as it seeks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the..
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Malaysia to allow mass prayers ahead of Eid as coronavirus cases fall

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Saudi Arabia to enforce nationwide 24-hour curfew for Eid holiday

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Indonesia may start new holiday to replace Eid exodus amid COVID-19 concerns

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NSA Ajit Doval interacts with security personnel in valley

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Kashmir gets a cloak of peace on Eid

NSA Ajit Doval undertakes aerial survey of Valley; Intel inputs suggest fresh terror threat from JeM terrorists
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Senior officers and jawans of border guarding forces greeted each other, exchanged pleasantries and sweets reflecting the bond between the two nations
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Subdued Eid in Kashmir amid security overdrive


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Not a single bullet fired by security agencies in J-K: Top official

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