Know Your Neighbour: Eid al-Fitr is here!

Know Your Neighbour: Eid al-Fitr is here!

Eid Mubarak, neighbours!

The holiday Eid al-Fitr has arrived, marking the end of Ramadan—the Islamic holy month of

fasting. Eid al-Fitr translates from Arabic to “Festival of Breaking Fast” and is a cause for

celebration worldwide. This year, Eid al-Fitr will begin on the evening of June 4 when the new

moon is spotted, and will last for three days.

Eid al-Fitr is an expression of gratitude for Allah’s grace throughout the period of reflection and

fasting of Ramadan. It is a time of strengthening family bonds, expressing love to those you

cherish, and revelling in the joy of Allah’s goodness.

Typically, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated through prayer (especially on the first morning), followed by

family visits and celebratory meals. As well, this holiday is an occasion to wear new and

beautiful clothes, and to give gifts to loved ones.

If you want to greet your celebrating neighbours during this holiday, try using “Eid Mubarak”.

“Eid Mubarak” is the most common greeting used during Eid al-Fitr, and translates to “Blessed

Feast”.

To all our celebrating neighbours, we wish you a wonderful holiday!

Dagan Cardinal