At the end of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Muslims worldwide gear up to welcome Eid al-Fitr, a joyous and triumphant day where devout Muslims claim the ultimate prize; their return to a state of purity. On this day, prayers are offered, kinships are strengthened, and alms for the poor are given.

Eid al-Fitr not only marks the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan but also represents the fulfillment of one of the five pillars of Islam. To help you navigate this important time, Wego has created a comprehensive guide just for you. Enjoy the journey of faith and celebration.

Eid al-Fitr 2026 possible dates

Eid al-Fitr in 2026 is expected to fall on Friday, 20 March 2026, subject to the moon’s sighting. In the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr is observed on the first and second days of Shawwal. Please note that dates may vary and are subject to change based on the moon’s sighting.

Eid al-Fitr 2026 celebrations

The celebration of Eid al-Fitr is observed in a similar manner across the world. As soon as the crescent moon is sighted, Muslims offer praises to the Almighty, which can be heard echoing throughout mosques, homes, markets, and other public places. The celebration starts early in the morning, with Muslims going to the nearest mosque while praising God. However, each country has its own unique ways and traditions of celebrating Eid al-Fitr.

Preparations for Eid typically start a week before the celebration. People wear new clothes, with women often donning kaftans and men wearing white Jellabas as a symbol of purity. Visiting the homes of relatives and friends is an important tradition, and sweets and gifts are exchanged as a symbol of gratitude.

The remainder of the day is spent visiting friends and family, participating in traditions such as giving gifts and small sums of money to children and sharing in a lavish feast. Muslims come together physically and spiritually, congratulating each other and seeking forgiveness.

In essence, Eid al-Fitr is a day of forgiveness and unity, where love, peace, and charity prevail.