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Eid al-Fitr in Kenya

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Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.

Local names

NameLanguage
Idd el FitrSwahili
Eid al-FitrEnglish
Eid al-Fitr (Fest des Fastenbrechens)German

Alternative names

NameLanguage
Mwisho wa RamadhaniSwahili
End of RamadanEnglish

Eid al-Fitr 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eid al-Fitr 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015 – Observed date
List of dates for other years

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Muslim child and mother expressing joy.

Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.

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About Eid al-Fitr

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Eid al-Fitr Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
MonAug 202012Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
FriAug 92013Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
WedJul 302014Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
SunJul 192015Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
MonJul 202015Eid al-Fitr observedPublic holiday
FriJul 82016Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
TueJun 272017Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
SatJun 162018Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
ThuJun 62019Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
MonMay 252020Eid al-FitrPublic holiday

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