What is Eid al-Fitr?

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Eid al-Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month Shawwal. The day marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan, where Muslims refrain from eating between sunrise and sunset. The day begins with the Eid prayer, and is followed by celebration with family and friends. Eid al-Fitr is now recognised by the New York Public School calendar, and marked by a school holiday within the New York City district

DOE NYC. (2015). Mayor De Blasio and Chancellor FariƱa Designate Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha Official School Holidays. News and Speeches. [Online]. Accessed 2015.03.05. Available at http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/mediarelations/NewsandSpeeches/2014-2015/Mayor+De+Blasio+and+Chancellor+Fari%C3%B1a+Designate+Eid+Al-Fitr+and+Eid+Al-Adha+Official+School+Holidays.htm

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