In Ivory Coast, Eid al-Fitr, is a public holiday that employers must honour as a non-working day for employees. Ivory Coast is a nation where 39 percent of the people are Muslim and 33 percent are Christian, and many of the public holidays are based on these two faiths.
|2020||24 May||Sun||Eid al-Fitr|
|2021||13 May||Thu||Eid al-Fitr|
As in other countries with large Muslim populations, you’ll see people heading to mosque early in the morning on Eid al-Fitr, and then heading back home again to enjoy a large family feast after the long fasting month of Ramadan that has just ended.
In Abidjan, the capital city, you can literally see throngs of people filling up the streets during Eid al-Fitr prayer time.
Many will also don new, or at least their best, clothes, give a food-gift to the poor, and visit friends and family they may not have seen for a long time.