Friday marked the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Around the world, Muslims celebrated the centerpiece of the Muslim calendar with extended family gatherings and large public group prayers.
Eid al-Fitr translates literally as the festival of breaking of the fast. The religious Eid is a single day in which Muslims are not allowed to fast, as it celebrates the conclusion of the month long fasting from dawn to sunset of fasting for Ramadan. Eid falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal, the tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar.