Muslims are set to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. Is Eid a public holiday? How do Muslims celebrate Eid? Middle East Eye answers all these questions.
Eid al-Adha, which means ‘festival of the sacrifice’ is approximately two months after Eid al-Fitr and culturally is considered a bigger event. It coincides with the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, known as Hajj, which every Muslim is expected to undergo at least once during their lifetime if they are physically and financially able.