Kuda Eid/Eid ul Fitr

The end of Ramadan is marked by Kuda Eid or Eid ul Fitr, a festival which is celebrated on the 1st of Shawwal with a big feast. Kuda Eid is celebrated after the sighting of the new moon and declared by a cannon blast in Malé and via television. After a month’s fasting Kuda Eid is celebrated very enthusiastically by Muslims in the Maldives. They begin the day by congregating early in the morning at a mosque to offer Eid prayers. After prayers people arrange and attend celebratory meals for family and friends. This is also a time of charity with families offering Zakat (alms) to the needy. Kuda Eid is celebrated for three consecutive days, all of which are public holidays in the Maldives.

More Festivals in Riyadh
Eid-ul Adha
Eid-ul Fitr
Janadriyah Festival
Saudi National Day