Ramadan is the Muslim holy month, and most of the world's estimated 1.9 million Muslims will observe it in some form. This means there's a good chance you — or a friend, a coworker, a neighbor, your child's teacher — will be celebrating, fasting, and doing all sorts of other activities that are unique to the holy month. Eid takes place at the end of Ramadan. The name "Eid al-Fitr" translates as "the festival of the breaking of the fast"
Like the beginning of Ramadan, Eid begins with the first sighting of the new moon. It's good tradition to wear new clothes and, on the way to the mosque, to eat something sweet, such as a date, and recite a short prayer, called a takbeer.