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Aid el-Fithr
Burundi

Aid el-Fithr 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Burundi

Aid el-Fithr is celebrated in Burundi with much religious fervour and general merriment. The national holiday comes on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, immediately following the holy month of Ramadan and month-long period of fasting, prayer and devotion. It is one of the most important of all Muslim commemorations.

YearDateDayHoliday
202113 MayThuAid el-Fithr
20222 MayMonAid el-Fithr
202321 AprFriAid el-Fithr
202410 AprWedAid el-Fithr
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Muslims are commanded to fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan, but they are banned from fasting when the month of Shawwal arrives. It is considered as wrong to fast on Aid El-Fithr as to fail to fast in the previous month.

For Aid El-FIthr, there is a special prayer people recite in mosques, at home, or in open fields. Many in Burundi will attend prayer meetings where they make the recitations. They will also listen to sermons at the local mosque and head home to spend a day feasting and fellowshipping with friends and relatives.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 MaySunAid el-Fithr
25 MayMonAid el-Fithr Holiday
20194 JunTueAid el-Fithr
201815 JunFriAid el-Fithr
201725 JunSunAid el-Fithr
26 JunMonAid el-Fithr Holiday