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Eid el Fitri in Tanzania

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 el Fitri a Public Holiday?

Eid el Fitri is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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 el Fitri

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Eid el Fitri Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2013ThuAug 8Eid el FitriPublic Holiday
2014TueJul 29Eid el FitriPublic Holiday
2015SatJul 18Eid el FitriPublic Holiday
2016ThuJul 7Eid el FitriPublic Holiday
2017MonJun 26Eid el FitriPublic Holiday
2018FriJun 15Eid el FitriPublic Holiday
2019WedJun 5Eid el FitriPublic Holiday
2020SunMay 24Eid el FitriPublic Holiday

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