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Topic – Eid al-Fitr

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Eid al-Fitr

Muslim people around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr (say it like this: eed al fitter). Eid al-Fitr is on a different date each year.

Before Eid al-Fitr Comes

People do not eat during the daytime for four weeks before Eid al-Fitr. They eat one meal in the morning before the sun comes up. Then they do not eat again until the sun goes down and it is dark. Young children and older people can eat during the daytime.

When Eid al-Fitr comes, people go back to eating during the daytime.

Celebrating Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is a happy time. People send cards to friends and relatives to wish them a happy celebration on this day.

On Eid al-Fitr, people dress in their best clothes. Many people hang lights and put up decorations in their homes.

Food is an important part of Eid al-Fitr. People make special foods for breakfast. Later in the day, they share a big meal with friends and relatives. Some people eat lamb, fish, or beef at this meal.

Sweet treats are a favourite part of Eid al-Fitr. Children often get gifts of candy. People eat sweet desserts after the big meal.

Eid al-Fitr is also a time to remember that some people do not have enough food and clothes. Families give money to help these people.


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