Muslim Primary Education Board wishes all Muslim parents, pupils and teachers Eid Mubarak.
This year Eid ul-Fitr will fall on Tuesday, 4th 2019 - for prayer and celebration details please contact the Islamic Foundation of Ireland.
Beginning at the start of the month of Shawwal – the tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar – Eid-ul-Fitr or 'festival of the breaking of the fast' in Arabic, signals the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan and is celebrated for three days.
While the fasting month is a symbol of sacrifice and purification, the fast-breaking ceremony of Eid aims at promoting love and brotherhood. The day begins with an early hour bath (ghusl), after which Muslims put on their best or new clothes and eat dates before going to the special Eid prayer ceremonies in nearby mosques.
Eid-ul Fitr is a true thanksgiving day, when Muslims show their appreciation for the health, strength and the opportunities of life, which Allah has given to them to fulfill their obligation of fasting and other good deeds during the blessed month of Ramadan.
To find out more about Islamic holidays, visit our page on Important Islamic Dates.