Eid al-Fitr (1st Shawwal al-Mukarram)

    Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Eid denotes a celebration or feast and fitr refers to the breaking of the fast. As it is for Muslims across the world, Eid al-Fitr is a sacred and welcome celebration for the Dawoodi Bohras. Dressed in their best attire, community members gather for fajr (early morning) prayers on the day of Eid al-Fitr. Before the special Eid prayers commence, a ceremonial breaking of fast is done just after sunrise by consuming kharak (dried dates stuffed with a mixed dry fruit paste). Eid prayers and supplications are typically followed by a gathering where community members meet and felicitate each other. Throughout the day of Eid al-Fitr and in the few days after, community members dedicate time to visit their loved ones and friends.