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Celebrating Eid al-Fitr

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Today, Muslims around the world are marking Eid al-Fitr, a joyous celebration that marks at the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. According to a story in the British news outlet The Independent:

Muslims in Britain and around the world are celebrating Eid over the coming days as the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close.

Eid al-Fitr, the festival of breaking the fast, is celebrated with special prayers, family gatherings, presents, feasts and sweets.

Money is donated to charity and it is traditional to use the day to forgive people and reconcile differences with friends and relatives.

People exchange the greeting of "Eid Mubarak", which roughly means "happy Eid" or "blessed Eid".

Here are two good stories describing the meaning of the Eid al-Fitr:
"Eid al-Fitr 2014: What is it and how is the moon involved?" from The Independent
"Eid ul-Fitr 2014: A Celebration At The End of Ramadan" from The Huffington Post

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