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Eid al-Fitr

Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan

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Eid al-Fitr: Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan
Eid al-Fitr, , also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. This religious Eid is the only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities, so the day of celebration varies by locality.

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Potters, decorative items sellers pin hope on Diwali to bring back glitter to business [Video]

Potters, decorative items sellers pin hope on Diwali to bring back glitter to business

Potters and sellers of decorative items in Jaipur are hoping for a good sale this Diwali which is coming under the shadow of COVID-19 pandemic. Recent festivals like Dussehra, Navratri and Eid were..

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Cycle race in Srinagar spread message of peace, togetherness [Video]

Cycle race in Srinagar spread message of peace, togetherness

India is a country that carries in its abode, incredible stories of peace and brotherhood. Visuals of a Muslim celebrating Diwali and a Hindu observing Eid often make rounds on social media here...

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