Muslims in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr on Friday, June 15.
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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr around the world

Updated 11:57 AM ET, Fri June 15, 2018

Muslims in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr on Friday, June 15.
Vincent Thian/AP

The celebration of Eid al-Fitr marks the conclusion of the Muslim month of Ramadan, a 30-day period that requires those practicing to abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset.

For 1.8 billion Muslims, Eid al-Fitr is one of the most festive periods in the religion's calendar. Eid is often commemorated with large feasts and family time, as well as charitable acts and donations.