Eid Mubarak To The 1.6 Billion Muslims Celebrating 'Eid-al-Fitr' Around The World

| June 16 , 2018 , 14:00 IST

As the Muslim holy month of fasting 'Ramadan' comes to an end, more than the around 1.6 billion Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr "the feast of the breaking of the fast" that begins when the moon rises on the final day of Ramadan.

During the 29-30 days of Ramadan, Muslims observe fast from dawn-to-sunset. Observing the Ramadan fasts are considered to be one of the five pillars of Islam, which are the 5 obligations that Muslims must complete to live a good and responsible life.

As the month of fasting comes to an end, Eid is celebrated with great gusto and festivity. Eid is generally marked with a special set of prayers on the first morning of the festival, followed by the first daylight meal in a month and various sweets and treats are consumed.

Islam is the second largest religion in India with more 172 million people identifying as Muslims. On the occasion of Eid, everyone from the nation's leaders, politicians to celebrities shared Eid wishes.