[PHOTOS] Muslims hold Eid-ul-Fitr prayers as Ramadan ends

In Summary

• Eid al-Fitr is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.

• Muslims celebrate Idd-ul-Fitr with prayers called "Salat Al Eid" in Arabic.

Muslim faithful during Eid al-Fitr prayers to signal end of Holy month of Ramadan at Jamia Mosque, Nairobi on May 13, 2021/ANDREW KASUKU
Muslim faithful during Eid al-Fitr prayers to signal end of Holy month of Ramadan at Jamia Mosque, Nairobi on May 13, 2021/ANDREW KASUKU

Muslim faithful on Thursday held Eid-ul-Fitr prayers to signal the end of the Holy month of Ramadan.

The government declared Friday a public holiday to mark Eid-ul-Fitr.

The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Festival of fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan.

Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with prayers called "Salat Al Eid" in Arabic.

Muslims will gather in mosques or open spaces and offer two units of prayer – called "Rakat".

The prayers are followed by a sermon, in which the imam asks for forgiveness, mercy, and peace for every being across the world.