Eid Mubarak!

5. July 2016 Holidays, News

Eid Mubarak - عید مبارک

Eid Mubarak!

Tomorrow is the beginning of Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎‎), which marks the end of the Ramadan month of fasting.

Also known as the lesser Eid or Ramadan feast, it is the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month in the Islamic calendar.
On this day, it is forbidden to fast. The day is marked with a particular prayer in the mosque.

Charitable contributions (known as zakat al-Fitr) collected through the month of Ramadan are distributed before the prayer on this day – if it has not already been distributed at this point.
Women and children are often given presents on this day, which is why many draw comparisons between the Muslim Eid al-Fitr and Christmas traditions.

Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, this day is displaced by 10 to 12 days every year compared to the Gregorian calendar (used in, among other countries, Denmark).

We wish every one of our interpreters, translators, clients and partners a blessed Eid.