World|life|June 5, 2019 / 11:42 AM
BBC pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate Eid

AKIPRESS.COM - People around the world have been celebrating Eid al-Fitr, one of Islam's two major holidays, BBC reports.

The "festival of the breaking of the fast" begins when the moon rises on the final day of Ramadan, a holy month of fasting.

The timing varies from country to country, with some following the moonrise in Mecca and others using local sightings.

After a sighting of the first crescent of the new moon, a three-day festival is held in celebration.

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