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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of 'Id al-Fitr.

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  • proper n. The religious celebration at the end of Ramadan, on the first day of the tenth month of the Muslim lunar calendar.


From Arabic عيد الفطر (īd al-fiŧr). (Wiktionary)


  • He discloses that those held in the detainee unit – mostly those facing deportation on national security grounds – had been denied permission to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, with other Muslim prisoners.

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  • In Tripoli, meanwhile, Libyans wept over the graves of those killed in their six-month war against Gadhafi, then celebrated their newfound freedom with morning prayers and joyous chants in the main square — bittersweet rituals marking the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

    Gadhafi's son vows no surrender to rebels

  • The frontline of the push from Tripoli to Bani Walid is around 20 miles short of the town and is unlikely to move over the next two days, because of Eid al-Fitr, the festival which marks the end of Ramadan.

    Rebel forces surround Libyan town where Gaddafi is believed to be hiding

  • Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images A beautician painted traditional henna designs on the hands of customers Monday ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Karachi,Pakistan.

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  • Gadhafi's hometown, were largely quiet Wednesday as rebels and Gadhafi loyalists took pause for apparent negotiations amid the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

    Libya Standoff Spurs Worries

  • Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of the monthlong Ramadan fast.

    Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

  • Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters Boys played with toy guns during the first day of Eid al-Fitr in Benghazi, Libya.

    Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

  • Syrian security forces killed at least seven people as protesters poured out of mosques and marched at the start of Eid al-Fitr.

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  • In the Libyan capital, commercial life picked up on Tuesday, as Libyans prepared to celebrate the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

    Rebels Give Foes Ultimatum as Services Return in Tripoli

  • Asif Hassan/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Pakistani Muslims at a fairground enjoyed a ride to celebrate the second day of the religious festival of Eid al-Fitr in Karachi on Thursday.

    Asia in Pictures


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