PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the festival commemorating the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of a month-long fast from consuming liquids and food, and partaking in sexual activity, from sunrise to sunset.

Muslim families and communities across the world gather to celebrate with prayers, feasts and festivals.

The Eid al-Fitr holiday stretches for three days, with the start date varying from country to country.

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World
PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World

Boys smile at the end of prayers for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, in the southern Italian city of Palermo, August 8.

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World
PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World
PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Around the World

Workers prepare traditional cookies for sale in Jerusalem's Old City ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, August 7, 2013.

 

 

 

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