ʿĪd al-Fiṭr

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ʿĪd al-Fiṭr or al-ʿĪd al-ṣaghīr (the small feast). Feast of the breaking of the fast (of Ramaḍān), second in importance to ʿĪd al-Aḍḥā. It is celebrated on the first two or three days of Shawwāl, the month following Ramaḍān.