Eid al-Fitr, known as the feast of breaking the fast, holds immense significance in the Islamic community. It marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. It’s a time of joy, gratitude, and family gatherings.

After a month of self-reflection and spiritual growth, Eid al-Fitr brings Muslims together to share meals, exchange gifts, and offer prayers of thanks. It’s a time to appreciate the blessings of life, strengthen community bonds, and renew one’s commitment to compassion and generosity.

As we welcome the holiest of months, here are the dates, public holidays, and observances for welcoming and celebrating Eid al-Fitr 2025 in Lebanon.

Eid al-Fitr in Lebanon 2025 dates and calendar

The Islamic calendar operates on lunar cycles, differing from the solar-based Gregorian calendar. The timing of Eid al-Fitr relies on spotting the crescent moon, typically seen a day after the new moon. This means determining Eid al-Fitr’s date can only be performed under cover of the night. If the crescent moon isn’t sighted, Ramadan extends by another day.

In Lebanon, astronomically, the Islamic festival Eid Al Fitr will likely fall on 29 March, however, it is subject to the moon sightings. According to the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr falls on the first and second days of Shawwal. It’s essential to bear in mind that these dates may vary and are contingent upon moon sightings.

Eid al-Fitr 2025 in Lebanon holiday

Traditionally, this joyous occasion is observed over a span of 2-3 days in the country. During this time, schools and businesses typically close their doors, allowing Lebanese individuals the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in celebrations alongside their loved ones.

It’s a period marked by gatherings, feasting, and heartfelt moments shared with family and friends, reflecting the spirit of unity and togetherness that defines this festive occasion. However, as of now, there’s been no official announcement regarding the holiday dates for Eid al-Fitr in Lebanon.

Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Lebanon

Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, is a deeply cherished occasion for Lebanese Muslims. It is steeped in traditions that emphasize gratitude, forgiveness, and community. This period encourages reflection on the blessings bestowed by Allah and fosters acts of charity, a gesture of compassion towards less fortunate families.

At the dawn of Eid in Lebanon, Muslims congregate at mosques or outdoor spaces for communal prayers, accompanied by recitations of takbeerat, praising the greatness of God. Following prayers, families pay respects to deceased relatives by visiting gravesites and engaging in prayers for forgiveness and peace. Back home, the day unfolds with a joyous breakfast shared with loved ones amidst the exchange of heartfelt greetings. Traditional Lebanese delights like Knefeh grace the table, complemented by sweet treats such as Kaak el Eid and Maamoul, inviting indulgence and camaraderie.

Throughout the day, families extend hospitality to relatives and neighbors, relishing festive meals featuring Lebanese culinary delights like Mouloukhiye and Moughrabiye. Children, adorned in new attire, delight in the excitement of receiving Eidiyah gifts from elders. As the Eid spirit permeates the air, Lebanon comes alive with vibrant festivals and cultural events, uniting communities in celebration and gratitude for the blessings of Eid al-Fitr.