[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Eid ul Fitr often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning festivity, while Fitr means to break the fast and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated starting on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal.
Eid ul Fitr is a three day celebration and is sometimes also known as the Smaller Eid as compared to the Eid ul-Adha that lasts four days and is called the Greater Eid
Muslims are commanded by the Qur'an to complete their fast on the last day of Ramadan and then recite the Takbir all throughout the period of Eid.