MUSLIMS around the world are now celebrating Eid al-Fitr following the holy month of Ramadan.
Many will wish their family and friends a happy end to fasting. These are some of the greetings used.
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.
Greetings to use in cards and messages in English and Arabic
You can use the spoken greetings above in cards and text messages.
But if you feel like using a fuller greeting, these expressions in English and Arabic should do the trick.
- Blessed Eid to you and your family! – Eid Mubarak lakum wa-li-‘a’ilatakum!
- May God’s blessings be showered on you on this Eid al-Fitr – Litanzil ‘alaykum barakat Allah fi Eid al-Fitr hatha.
- May you celebrate this every year – Blessed Eid! – Kul ‘am wa-antum bi-khayr. Eid Mubarak!
- With all the love, blessings, and peace on this joyous day. Happy Eid al-Fitr – Ma‘ kull al-hubb, al-barakat, wa-l-salam fi hatha al-yawm al-majid. Eid Fitr sa‘id!
- I wish you a very happy Eid, and may all your good deeds be accepted by God – Atamanna lakum Eid sa‘id jiddan! Litakun kul a‘malakum al-khayyira maqbula ‘ind Allah
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