Eid Al-Fitr Definition

ēd əl-fĭtər
A festival that ends the fast of Ramadan.
American Heritage

(Islam) The religious celebration at the end of Ramadan, on the first day of the tenth month of the Muslim lunar calendar.


Origin of Eid Al-Fitr

  • Arabic ‘Īd al-Fiṭr Feast of Breaking the Fast ‘īd feast Eid al- the fiṭr breaking the fast (from faṭara to split, break, break the fast pṭr in Semitic roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic عيد الفطر (ʿīd al-fiṭr).

    From Wiktionary