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Eid-al-Fitr Holiday in Saudi Arabia

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

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Eid-al-Fitr Holiday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SatSep 112010Eid-al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
ThuSep 12011Eid-al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
MonAug 202012Eid-al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
FriAug 92013Eid-al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
TueJul 292014Eid-al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
SunJul 192015Eid-al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
FriJul 82016Eid-al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
TueJun 272017Eid-al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
SatJun 162018Eid-al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
ThuJun 62019Eid-al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
MonMay 252020Eid-al-Fitr HolidayNational holiday

Quick Facts

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.

Eid-al-Fitr Holiday 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

Eid-al-Fitr Holiday 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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