Eid al-Fitr is one of the major religious festivals celebrated by Muslims all over the world. Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Festival of Sweets, marks the end of Ramadan, which is the Islamic month of fasting. Fasting during Ramadan is an act of worship that shows one’s devotion to the Almighty. It is a way of expressing gratitude for the blessings that the Almighty has bestowed upon humans.
Eid al-Fitr is the time of celebration when Muslims dress up in their best attires and gather to feast on traditional dishes and to spend quality time together. ‘Eidi’ is a common tradition followed by Muslims, where parents, immediate relatives and close friends give material or monetary gifts to the younger members of the family as a token of love.
Because Islamic Calendar is 10 days shorter than the Gregorian Calendar, Eid al-Fitr moves backwards by 10 days each year.
This year, Eid al-Fitr would be celebrated by Muslims in Australia on the weekend of 22 April 2023.
We would like to extend our best wishes to those celebrating Eid all over Australia and around the world.
We also understand that being away from home and family on such occasions can sometimes be stressful or a little overwhelming.
Please do not hesitate to contact Relationships Australia SA at 1300 364 277 or 1800 182 325 (country callers) during business hours, if you would like to speak to one of the intake officers.
Emergency services available for after hours support:
- Police, Fire and Ambulance – 000
- Lifeline – 13 11 14 for crisis support when feeling suicidal or if you need to talk to someone immediately
- 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) – national domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service
- Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 – a mental health and wellbeing support organisation