May 4, 2022
DHAKA – The three-day Eid-ul-Fitr festival, which celebrates the conclusion of Ramadan’s fasting month, is being celebrated by Muslims all across the world.
Muslim worshippers gather before the Kaaba at the great mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city, on Monday, May 2, 2022. Photo: Abdel Ghani Bashir/ AFP
Muslims offering the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday, May 2, 2022. Photo: AP/ Muhammad Sajjad
Eid-ul-Fitr, or “breaking of the fast”, begins with the first sighting of the new moon and varies greatly from nation to country.
Young boys light smoke bombs as they celebrate the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Photo: AP/ Dita Alangkara
A family prepares cookies for the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday in Basra, Iraq, on Monday, May 2, 2022. Photo: AP/ Nabil al-Jurani
Celebrations follow a special early morning prayer in mosques and open-air venues, followed by feasts and festivals.
Muslim worshippers offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayer at a park in the mixed Arab Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Monday, May 2, 2022. Photo: AP/ Oded Balilty
Syrian Muslim children play at a makeshift park on the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr in the rebel-held northwestern Idlib province on May 2, 2022. Photo: Omar Haj Kadour/ AFP
This year, Eid falls in the midst of a global food price spike, worsened by the conflict in Ukraine.
Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid-ull-Fitr outside the iconic-historic Haghia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday, May 2, 2022. Photo: AP/ Emrah Gurel
People light flares as they celebrate the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr on a street in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, on May 1, 2022. Photo: AP/ Dita Alangkara
Despite this, many Muslims are adamant about enjoying the Eid properly after two years, since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, and the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in their countries.
Muslims perform Eid-ul-Fitr prayer on a street in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, on Monday, May 2, 2022. Photo: AP/ Achmad Ibrahim
Muslims take part in Eid-ul-Fitr prayers next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem, on Monday, May 2, 2022. Photo: AP/ Mahmoud Illean