Eid-ul-Fitr - End of Ramadan - 18 July

Photo of the dome and minaret of a mosque, against a background of high rise flats

Eid-ul-Fitr is the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. In 2014 it may fall on 28 or 29 July in the UK. Often abbreviated to Eid, the holiday is celebrated in different ways by Muslims around the world, but usually with special prayers, traditional food, new clothes and gifts to the poor or needy.

Resources

BBC - Religions - Ramadan

An article from the BBC looking at the month of Ramadan, what it means for Muslims and health advice for fasting.

Fasting during Ramadan

A BBC video in which Muslims explain how it feels to fast, and why they do it. They explain how it can bring them a sense of peace, develop self-control and help them to empathise with suffering and starving people.

A Muslim Boy's Id-ul-Fitr

A BBC video showing Faraz, a Muslim boy, describing the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr. He describes the mosque and prayers, and the celebrations and giving of presents.

Islam

Section of the Education Scotland Testimony website with information about Islam, its central teachings, and the people who practise it.

Resource calendar

Links to resources to support learning related to celebrations, awareness days and action weeks throughout the year.