THE holy month of fasting is about to culminate in Eid al-Fitr, a day of joyous prayer, feasting and celebration.
But how best to wish your friends a happy end of Ramadan? Here’s a few greetings to try on your friends, family and colleagues.
EPA Millions of Muslims across the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr – the breaking of the fast – tomorrow
How do you say happy Eid?
Eid al-Fitr literally means “festival of breaking the fast” and marks an end to Ramadan.
You can use the same greetings for both this festival and the second Eid – also known as the Greater Eid or Eid al-Adha.
“Eid Mubarak” – meaning blessed celebration – is the most common greeting.
Depending on where you are or where your friends live, you can also use these – as recommended by aljazeera.com.
Ciid wanaagsan – used in Somalia. Mutlu Bayramlar – commonly used in Turkey. Selamat Idul Fitri – used in Indonesia. Selamat Hari Raya – used in Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore. Barka da Sallah – used in some parts of Nigeria.