Saying goodbye to Ramadan and welcoming the first day of the month of Shawwal, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which for a whole day, or more than a day depending on each country, celebrates the culmination of the month of Islamic fasting.
This year, the Iranians will live the celebration for two days, as announced by the country’s religious authorities for this the first year of the new century of one thousand four hundred (1401, in the Persian calendar), a year that began on March 21.
Both days are considered as holidays and are characterized by massive open-air prayers in the vicinity of the main mosques of the country, which can last an hour or more, depending on the authority that guides the collective prayer.
For the occasion, the faithful of Islam wear new clothes and visit places they consider sacred, such as neighborhood mosques, or travel to enjoy the date with their families and closest friends.
Traditionally, culinary activities are held in the main houses of each family and special dishes are prepared to bring all members together in the same space, where children traditionally receive gifts.