Eid al-Fitr - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Eid al-Fitr


Eid shopping rush across Asia despite virus risk

May 22, 2020 - 5:45 PM

The celebration, the most important in the Muslim calendar marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, is preceded by a rush to buy new clothes, gifts and sweet treats for loved ones

SHOPPING. Motorists are seen in a traffic jam as people arrive at the Raja Bazar for shopping ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival in Rawalpindi on May 20, 2020. File photo by Farooq Naeem/AFP

FAST FACTS: What you should know about Eid al-Fitr, end of Ramadan

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:45 AM

(4th UPDATE) As our Muslim countrymen celebrate this solemn feast, get to learn a few facts about Eid al-Fitr

EID MUBARAK. Muslims worldwide are expected to celebrate the end of Ramadan once the new moon is sighted in the first week of August. Graphic by Ivy Pangilinan/Rappler

The week in photos: June 16-22, 2018

Jun 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, both released from detention through the "catch and release" policy, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas."Catch and release" is a pro Photo by Loren Elliott/AFP

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

Jun 16, 2018 - 8:57 PM

The camp's mosques are full on Saturday morning as refugees pray for safety from flash floods and sudden landslides. Later, hundreds of refugees stage an hour-long protest.

PRAYERS. Rohingya Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at a camp mosque in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on June 16, 2018. Photo by AFP

The week in photos: June 9-15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan sports a hair tattoo showing the portrait of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi at a hair salon in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10, 2018.A Serbian hairdresser proposes to his clients to draw with scissors on the back of their heads portraits of football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rain ever since, 18 years ago, he made with scissors a tarantula on a client's head after suggesting him: "Let's do something different." For the World Cup, which opens on June 14, 2018, he proposes to football afficionados to do the same thing with Messi and Ronaldo. / AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC

Like a kid at Eid

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'Eid'l Fitr is all about synergy in our community as Muslims'

Taliban agrees to unprecedented Eid ceasefire with Afghan forces

Jun 09, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Taliban says 'foreign occupiers are the exception' to the 3-day ceasefire order sent to its fighters around Afghanistan

The week in photos: June 24-30, 2017

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:17 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

An enthusiast browse through a collection of toys on display during the 2017 ToyCon Pop Life FanXperience at the SMX Convention Center, in Pasay on June 30, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

At least 3 killed in Iraq suicide attacks – officials

Jun 24, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The attack is among the bloodiest since Iraqi forces retook the eastern side of Mosul in January as part of a massive offensive to wrest it back from ISIS

Prison party: Drug convicts get privileges on special holiday

Jul 12, 2016 - 9:19 PM

In Indonesia where drug laws are among the strictest in the region drug convicts get a respite once a year

Iraq PM sacks security chiefs as new attack kills 30

Jul 08, 2016 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED Prime Minister Haider al Abadi issues an order to relieve the Baghdad Operations commander and the officials responsible for intelligence and security in the capital

AFTERMATH. Iraqis visit the site of a suicide truck bomb attack in Karada district in central Baghdad, Iraq, July 6, 2016. Photo by Ali Abbas/EPA

Muslims mark end of a Ramadan marred by deadly attacks

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:22 AM

A wave of attacks in Muslim countries – from Turkey and Bangladesh to Iraq and Saudi Arabia – have made this year s Eid al Fitr a somber occasion

THE FAITHFUL. Muslim worshippers gather at the Prophet Mohammed mosque for morning Eid al-Fitr prayers on July 6, 2016 marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.  Stringer/AFP

WATCH: What is Eid al-fitr?

Jul 06, 2016 - 10:02 AM

Eid al Fitr a day declared as national holiday by the Malacañang Palace marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

July 6 a regular holiday marking Eid al-Fitr

Jul 04, 2016 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED The entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid al Fitr Proclamation 6 reads

In this file photo, a young girl watches adult Muslims performing morning prayers at the Quirino Grandstand to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, July 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

WATCH: 11 awkward moments during Ramadan

Jul 17, 2015 - 1:33 PM

TheStruggleIsReal for Muslim millennials during Ramadan

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Quezon Memorial Circle

Jul 17, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Eid Al Fitr celebrates the Muslims’ commitments to live out the teachings of the prophet Muhammad

Fasting, halal, and food for thought

Jul 17, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Some food for thought as the nation observes Eid al Fitr or the Feast of Breaking of the Fast: Can we finally break bread and find peace?

MARANAO DELICACY. Chulyka Tauan,45, prepares palapa, a mixture of onion, chilli, and ginger.

October 6, regular holiday for Eidul Adha

Sep 16, 2014 - 1:14 PM

Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam the other being Eid al Fitr which is also a regular holiday in the country

Indonesia releases 2005 Bali bombing convict

Aug 06, 2014 - 9:52 PM

Sentences are routinely cut in Indonesia to mark major celebrations such as Eid al Fitr Muslim holiday and the country s independence day

BOMBING. Tourists look at a shaltered restaurant at Jimbaran Beach in Bali, Indonesia in 2005. Photo from EPA

Filipino in Dubai: Waiting for the moon

Aug 02, 2014 - 8:01 PM

As a newly arrived clueless expat I got the message loud and clear – out here the locals rule

Death toll in Indonesia Idul Fitri boat sinkings rises to 36

Aug 01, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Police are questioning the ferry crew as there were reports it might have been operating at overcapacity

25 in Indonesia dead in Idul Fitri boat sinkings

Jul 31, 2014 - 3:54 PM

The accidents take place during the busiest travel period of the year in the world s most populous Muslim country

'I hope my baby grows up in a world with no more conflicts'

Jul 29, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Muslims in Davao City gather in a soccer field for the Eid al Fitr They share simple food made special by the hope in their hearts that there ll be peace and progress in Mindanao

In Photos: Idul Fitri in Indonesia

Jul 29, 2014 - 3:31 PM

Idul Fitri is a week long holiday in the country with the largest Muslim population in the world

Muslims gather for special prayers near the Bajrah Sandhi monument in Denpasar on Bali island on July 28, 2014. Photo by AFP

#EidMubarak: Celebrating Eid al-Fitr on social media

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:31 PM

In the age of selfies and food porn even Eid al Fitr the end of Ramadan isn t immune to social media saturation

Muslims mark gloomy Eid amid MH17 crash, Gaza conflict

Jul 28, 2014 - 6:36 PM

An Eid al Fitr marred by several air tragedies and conflicts in Gaza and Pakistan makes for a grim end to the fasting month of Ramadan

EID AL-FITR. Muslims attend Eid al-Fitr mass prayers in Turin, northern Italy, 28 July 2014. Alessandro Di Marco/EPA

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Jul 28, 2014 - 3:41 PM

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21 civilians killed in Sulu ambush

Jul 28, 2014 - 2:38 PM

Children are among the dead and wounded

Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17, MH370

Jul 28, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Mommy this year s raya and the upcoming ones well will not be raya Im not gonna celebrate it without you Stop asking me to be strong Its so hard to do

SOLEMN PRAYERS. Malaysian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the national mosque in Kuala Lumpur on July 28, 2014. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Indonesia suka cita sambut Idul Fitri

Jul 28, 2014 - 11:40 AM

Indonesia welcomes Idul Fitri with fireworks and messages asking for forgiveness

PRAYERS. Muslims attend mass prayers marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on July 28, 2014. Photo by EPA

US ups pressure on Israel as UN demands Gaza truce

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:34 AM

UPDATED The Security Council resolution came during a lull in fighting in Gaza early Monday the beginning of the Muslim Eid al Fitr festival after a day of strikes and counter strikes

In this file photo, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefs members of the UN Security Council via videoconference from Ramallah, 22 July 2014, United Nations. Paulo Filgueiras/UN Photo

Arab states to mark end of Ramadan

Jul 28, 2014 - 7:46 AM

The religious authorities in the desert kingdom announces they had received reports of sightings of the new moon marking the end of Ramadan

PRAYERS. In this file photo, Saudi men and foreigners living in Saudi Arabia pray on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in the great mosque in the old City of Riyadh, on August 19, 2012 to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Filipino Muslims want Monday declared holiday for Eid al-Fitr

Jul 28, 2014 - 7:11 AM

UPDATED The observance of Eid al Fitr will coincide with Aquino s State of the Nation Address

Residents pray inside a mosque in the town of Aleosan, North Cotabato, as they observe the holy month of Ramadan. Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Malaysia offers Indonesian illegals safe return

Jul 26, 2014 - 6:05 PM

Undocumented migrants wanting to return will be fined for being in Malaysia illegally but will escape harsher prosecution such as jail terms and caning said a home ministry official

UN's Ban urges Gaza 'humanitarian pause' for Muslim holiday

Jul 25, 2014 - 8:51 PM

Ban s call is made after several meetings aimed at ending the 18 day conflict that has killed more than 845 people most of them Palestinian civilians

HUMANITARIAN PAUSE. UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for a ceasefire in the fighting in Gaza and Israel lasting through the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Photo from EPA

3 dead as Indonesia-bound boat sinks off Malaysia

Jul 25, 2014 - 1:22 PM

The boat capsizes in rough seas off Malaysia s Johor state with 21 Indonesian illegal migrant workers aboard The boat reportedly had a capacity of only 8

Annual holiday homecoming begins in Indonesia

Jul 24, 2014 - 2:19 PM

Travelers began leaving earlier this week but authorities expect the peak of the exodus of some 30 million Indonesians from urban areas to occur on Thursday and Friday July 24 and 25

HEADING HOME. Indonesians on their motorbikes wait their turn to cross to Madura Island in East Java, in last year's mudik. During the last days of Ramadan, tens of millions of Indonesians leave the country's cities to return to their villages by motorcycle, train, bus and boat to celebrate the Idul Fitri holiday. File photo by EPA

Morsi backers rally as post-holiday crackdown looms

Aug 12, 2013 - 8:39 AM

Morsi loyalists are to be given fresh warnings to evacuate the two protest camps erected in Cairo since the army ousted the Islamist leader on July 3

FOR MORSI. Egyptian women from the Muslim Brotherhood hold portraits of ousted President Mohammed Morsi as they march in his support on August 11, 2013 in Cairo. Photo by AFP / Gianluigi Guercia

Suicide attack kills 38 in Pakistan

Aug 08, 2013 - 8:09 PM

The attack comes on the eve of the Muslim festival Eid al Fitr

The deeper meaning of Eid Al-Fitr

Aug 03, 2013 - 2:04 PM

More than a bountiful celebration Eid Al Fitr stands for something deeper among Muslims

Feasts and fireworks as Muslims in Asia mark Eid

Aug 20, 2012 - 8:04 AM

Millions of Muslims across Asia began celebrating the Eid l Fitr holiday on Sunday August 19 with a month of fasting giving way to feasting family reunions and raucous festivities

Indonesian Muslim women pray at the Al-Azhar mosque in Jakarta on the first day of Eid'l Fitr on August 19, 2012, to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Muslim devotees in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, celebrate Eid'l Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan with traditional day-long family festivities and feasting. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

53 killed in Iraq attacks

Aug 17, 2012 - 5:51 AM

A wave of attacks in Iraq killed 53 people amid warnings of more attacks ahead of the end of Ramadan

Know your stars: How to beat Mercury in retrograde

Aug 01, 2012 - 8:41 PM

In this period of Ramadan we discuss Arabic astrologers plus an astronomical anomaly that has been causing major trouble

THE CRESCENT AND STAR atop the dome of a mosque at the border of Pasay and Paranaque. This mosque is named after Rajah Sulayman as a tribute to the Muslim leader who bravely resisted colonization in the 16th century. Photo by Resti H. Santiago