Eid Al Fitr to be observed on June 25

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 20, 2017

The Taipei Department of Information and Tourism will host an all day party to celebrate Eid al-Fitr close to the Taipei Main Station, from 8-5.

The Ministry of Labor on Monday encouraged employers to allow their Muslim workers to observe Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Ramadan on June 25, the Islamic holy month of dawn-to-dusk fasting.

If Eid falls on Monday, June 26, staff will return to work on Wednesday, June 28.

Eid also marks the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month in the Islamic calendar.

Eid al-Fitr is a three-day long feast for the Muslims, which can quickly escalate into a festival in most countries if a large number of people assemble at a single venue.

Eid al-Fitr was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad and is a time where Muslims show gratitude to Allah and donate money to the poor.

How do Muslims celebrate Eid?

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It commemorates the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sarifice his son when God asked him to do so.

On the day of Eid al-Fitr, Muslims join together in mosques to perform the Eid prayer, Salat, before holding family gatherings and sharing food with friends.

This year, Eid al-Adha will be commemorated between 1 and 5 September.

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