Eid Mubarak!

Translating to the ‘Festival of breaking the fast’, Eid Ul Fitr comes after Ramadan, a month-long period of fasting, prayer and reflection where Muslims devote themselves to their faith and become closer to God.

When is Eid and how is it celebrated?

Eid Ul Fitr usually begins the day after the sighting of the new crescent moon which marks the onset of the month of Shawwal, the tenth of the Islamic calendar. The Islamic Lunar calendar is typically shorter than the Solar calendar by 10-12 days and so usually Eid and Ramadan rotate and are celebrated in different seasons of the year. 

It is a day of joy and festivity for the community. This is traditionally marked by congregational prayers followed by parties with family and friends. Many people celebrate Eid by wearing special clothes, spending time exchanging gifts and visiting loved ones. It also marks a great sense of achievement, as well as showing gratitude as for the duration of Ramadan, Muslims have been preoccupied with self-discipline and worship.

Eid 2023

Catch up on our Ramadan blogs

Find out more about Ramadan and how UoB students observed the month:

If you’d like to see what the Islamic Society have on this year, visit their Instagram.

We wish those celebrating a blessed Eid, no matter what you get up to. Eid Mubarak or “Happy Eid”! 


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