The first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal is called Eid-al-Fitr. This is a celebration which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which is the month of fasting and praying. This is the time to show compassion and love for other human beings and faith to God.
All Muslims around the world will celebrate this day. As fasting is forbidden during the Eid , it is also called festival of fast breaking. One of the traditions of the Eid-al-Fitr is that Muslims wake up before sunrise and wear their new clothes and have a light breakfast, most often with dates and then prepare for the morning prayers. After this they attend the special pray that is called Salaat.
Another tradition of the Eid is charity giving. Muslims donate charity to help poor before the Salaat. This charity is called “Zakat” and the amount of that is calculated by the one’s possessions.
Eid-al-Fitr is one of the biggest Islamic holidays of the year which people celebrate with joy and unity.
In Iran like other Islamic countries, people celebrate the Eid, and also they are encouraged to greet each other with “Eid Mubarak” and forgive and forget all arguments that they have had.