Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani congratulated his counterparts in Islamic countries on the occasion of Eid al-Fir, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
In his separate messages to parliament speakers of Muslims states, Larijani described the auspicious occasion as "the manifestation of unity and cordiality" among Muslims and called for avoiding discord and division as the holy Quran has advised the believers to do so. Eid al-Fitr, also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide.
The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. During the Eid, Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to sermons and give Zakat al-Fitr or donations to the poor.
The auspicious holiday commonly begins with communal prayers at major mosques or other prayer sites after a predetermined amount of money is set aside as alms.
Muslims mark the rest of the day by wearing new or neat clothes and joining family members, relatives and friends to eat and have a good time together. Also on Eid al-Fitr, Muslims are encouraged to be especially generous and forget any grudges against friends and relatives.