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Eid al-Fitr Around the World 1  Part 2 Part 3

"Muslims across the globe bid farewell to the holy month of Ramadan and welcomes Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday (in some countries) that marks the end of the month of fasting. Family and friends spend time together to celebrate. Exchanging good wishes and sometimes gifts to one another. An important part of Eid Al-Fitr is performing acts of charity. Charity, often in money and food, are donated to help the needy. Eid al-Fitr is a time to celebrate the good things in life, give thanks for all the blessings you have ,and try to show a common goal of unity .Observant Muslims  start the day of festivities by praying a special Eid prayer often performed in a mosque or communal grounds. Usually people put on their best clothes often purchased just for the occasion. They visit loved ones, have a feast, and pay their respects to the deceased in cemeteries. Homes are decorated and filled with sweets. Children receive gifts, candy, or money from their elders. Meals during the festivities and traditions of celebration vary by country.

1. Children pose at Obalende praying ground in Lagos, Nigeria  as muslims pray on the first day of Eid al-Fitr. (Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP)

2. Indian Muslim children sit in group after the traditional prayer during Eid al-Fitr festival in Bangalore.(Jagadeesh NV/EPA)

3.  Kosovo Muslim boy prays with his father in front of the Grand Mosque in Kosovo capital Pristina  marking the first day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations, the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu ) 
4. Pakistani children greet each other after offering Eid Al-Fitr prayers at a mosque in Peshawar. (Arshad Arbab/EPA)
5.Palestinian children celebrate Eid around the Dome of the Rock at al-Aqsa, Jerusalem. (Mohammed Saber/EPA)
6. Muslim girls pose with their new outfits during prayers to mark Eid al-Fitr at the mosque of Adjame in the Ivorian capital of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. (Luc Gnago/Reuters)
7. Three-year-old Alaa Sohim C. hugs her father Mohammed while he prays as worshippers gather during Eid al- Fitr morning services marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Illinois,USA. (M. Spencer Green/AP)
8.Thai Muslims gather and offer prayers at a cemetery on the first day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat.(Madaree Tohlala / AFP/Getty Images)
9. A Filipino Muslim boy plays with a balloon as they celebrate Eid-al Fitr at Manila’s Rizal Park, Philippines. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
 10. An Iraqi man pushes a swing as Iraqi children celebrate Eid al-Fitr  in the Sadr city neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq.  Eid al-Fitr  marks the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.(Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images News)