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Eid ul Fitr in South Africa

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.

Is Eid ul Fitr a Public Holiday?

Eid ul Fitr is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

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

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About Eid ul Fitr

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Eid ul Fitr Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016WedJul 6Eid ul FitrMuslim
2017MonJun 26Eid ul FitrMuslim
2018FriJun 15Eid ul FitrMuslim
2019WedJun 5Eid ul FitrMuslim
2020MonMay 25Eid ul FitrMuslim
2021FriMay 14Eid ul Fitr (Tentative Date)Muslim
2022TueMay 3Eid ul Fitr (Tentative Date)Muslim
2023SatApr 22Eid ul Fitr (Tentative Date)Muslim
2024WedApr 10Eid ul Fitr (Tentative Date)Muslim
2025MonMar 31Eid ul Fitr (Tentative Date)Muslim
2026FriMar 20Eid ul Fitr (Tentative Date)Muslim

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