Eid al-Fitr 2021, Eid Mubarak Greetings, Wishes and Images to Celebrate End of Ramadan

Eid al-Fitr in the U.S. begins on May 13 in 2021. The festival marks the end of Ramadan, a holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims. which began on April 12 this year.

Many people greet each other with the phrase Eid Mubarak, which means "blessed feast" or "blessed festival" in Arabic, to wish each other a happy Eid al-Fitr.

Those observing the festival can access several free images themed around Eid al-Fitr, which can be shared with others to celebrate. The images can be downloaded from different websites including Unsplash, Pixabay and WallpaperAccess.

Eid al-Fitr (also written as Eid ul-Fitr) can be celebrated for up to three days and sees observers visit family, friends and neighbors during the festival. Most gatherings involve food to celebrate the breaking of the fasting period observed during Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr greetings and wishes

The most popular phrase used is Eid Mubarak. The U.S.-Saudi Business Council says: "This is the most common greeting to give to someone celebrating Eid, which means 'blessed feast/festival.'"

Kol 'Am Wa Antum Bekhair is another common greeting. It means "May every year find you in good health" in Arabic, according to the council.

Eid saeed is a more casual phrase used to say "happy Eid" in Arabic, according to Saeed Saeed from Abu Dhabi's The National.

Asakum min uwadah is another common phrase said during the festival, which translates to "May you successfully go on to witness many more Eids," Saeed says.

Taqabal Allah minna wa minkum is also commonly used to greet one another, translating to "May Allah accept from you and us."

Saeed explains: "After a month of prayers and reflection, the satisfaction of Eid Al Fitr comes with the hope all that spiritual work continues to bear fruit. This salutation encapsulates that."

Other words associated with Ed al-Fitr include Salaat al-Eid, which are Eid al-Fitr prayers. Another common word associated with the festival is Zakat al-Fitr, which is a small donation given before the Eid al-Fitr prayer.

Before the festivities begin, "there are a number of important rituals that must first take place" as a symbol of giving thanks, such as a charity donations and prayers, notes Muslim Aid, a U.K.-based NGO.

Eid al-Fitr images

Pixabay offers at least 145 images themed around Eid al-Fitr, which can be downloaded directly from the website. Some of the pictures on offer include several graphics of half moons, mosques and night skies, as well as food settings and the Koran.

Wallpaper Access also has at least 47 free high-definition images to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which can be used as wallpapers and backgrounds. Users can download the images directly from the website. Some images available include more graphics of mosques under a moonlit night sky, half moons as well as lanterns.

Unsplash offers at least 61 free Eid al-Fitr-themed images, including ones featuring more colorful lanterns and mosques as well as people in joint prayer. The images can be downloaded directly from the website.

 Eid al-Fitr food in California July 2016
Children eating assorted snacks, including samosas and chocolate cake, during Eid al-Fitr celebrations at the Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino, California on July 6, 2016. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images