2 May (Monday) EID-UL-FITR/FEAST OF FAST BREAKING (1st Shawwal) Muslim
This is a time – once the fast of Ramadan has been completed – for making gifts to the poor. It is especially a time for new clothes, good food, and presents for children. Families get together and contact friends, especially those who live far away. The community assembles for Eid prayer and a sermon at its mosques. The traditional greeting is ‘Eid Mubarak’ – ‘a happy and blessed Eid’.