Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims across the world. The festival marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.
The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal.
The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality.
In pictures, the festive occasion of Eid-al-Fitr at Birgunj.