Eid al-Fitr (Eid)

Observed sundown June 25 through June 28, in North America

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  • Eid al-Fitr (Eid) marks the end of Ramadan and is celebrated June 25-28. In 2017, Ramadan begins at sundown May 26 and ends with Eid al-Fitr beginning at sundown June 25 in North America.
  • Eid is celebrated by Muslims, followers of the faith of Islam.
  • Currently the worldwide Muslim population is about 1.6 billion, with an estimated 3.5 million living in North America. (Source: Pew Research Center, 2011)
  • Hallmark first made cards for Eid in 2003.

2017 Product Features

  • Since Islam is practiced worldwide, Hallmark focuses on using widely recognized Islamic icons. The cards feature Islamic-inspired patterns and rich colors.
  • This year's collection features 8 cards available online at Hallmark.com and in select stores where Hallmark Cards are sold.
  • Hallmark Ink & Main Press offers Eid al-Fitr card designs that can be customized online with photos and personal messages. Ink & Main will address, stamp and mail cards ordered from InkandMain.com.
  • HallmarkeCards.com provides a selection of eCards for the occasion, available with a subscription.

Holiday History

It is believed that the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, was first revealed during the month of Ramadan. Coming with the new moon, Eid al-Fitr (Eid) is a day of joy and thanksgiving that marks the end of the month-long fast during Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar.

On Eid, Muslims show their joy for the health, strength and opportunities of life, which Allah has given them to fulfill their obligations of fasting and other good deeds during the month of Ramadan. It is considered unholy to fast on this day. It is also a day of forgetting old grudges and ill feelings towards others.

Available Online

Visit Hallmark.com, InkandMain.com, and HallmarkeCards.com to browse the selection of Eid al-Fitr greetings.


Fun Fact

From the mid-1930s through the 1950s, J.C. Hall approved every single Hallmark card, giving his official thumbs up by writing "OK JC" on the back.