Fasting is one of the five key pillars of the Islamic faith.
The others are faith, prayer, charity, and making the holy pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime.
Fasting is practised to remind Muslims of their fortune, and that there are others out there who do not get to eat at all.
Muslims who are mature and healthy enough to do are required to fast.
This does not include the elderly, sick, or pregnant women.
Fasting involves abstaining from all food, drink, smoking, and having sex from sunrise to sunset.
The fasting rules are strict, meaning you can’t even drink water during fasting hours.
Children are often given presents or new clothes and thanks is given to Allah.
The celebration of Eid is a public holiday in many Islamic countries but is not currently one in the UK.
The greeting Eid Mubarak is often used during Eid -Eid means “celebration” and Mubarak means “blessed”.
This year, Eid-al-Fitr will take place from Wednesday, May 12, until the evening of Thursday, May 13.