the sighting of the new moon.
On this day Muslims give money to the poor and wear their best clothes. They also attend special services held in mosques.
The rest of the day is celebrated with visits to the homes of relatives and friends to thank God for all blessings.
Eid al Fitr is a day of forgiveness, moral victory, peace, fellowship, brotherhood and unity. It is also a day of fostering understanding with other religions, and a time of giving and sharing.