Aid el-Fitre is celebrated in Djibouti 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.
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The small African nation of Djibouti has been predominantly Muslim for over a thousand years and has a 95 percent Muslim population to this day. The major Islamic feast day of Aid el-Fitre is a national holiday here, and in fact, it is a two-day holiday.
Aid el-Fitre is celebrated on the first and second days of the month of Shawwal in Djibouti. It is a time of joyful celebration that stands in stark contrast to the stringent demands of the month of Ramadan. This is a time to greet everyone you meet and eat your fill of seasonal delicacies!
The devout may spend part of the day reciting Koranic verses, traditional Muslim prayers, or Eid-themed poetry. For others, Eid is a time to gather with family and friends to eat and celebrate after a month of day-time fasting.
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