Malaysian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival. The Hari Raya Aidilfitri prayers were performed on the first morning of the 1433 Hijrah AH, which is the beginning of the new lunar month on the Islamic calendar.
Malaysian Muslims Celebrate Eid ul-Fitr Festival by performed the Hari Raya Aidilfitri prayers on the morning of 1st Syawal Hijriyah/2012 1433 AD on 19 August, 2012 in Sikamat, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Eid ul-Fitr often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day (a Muslim is not permitted to fast that day), but it is usually celebrated for 3 days. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "breaking the fast". The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The first day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month Shawwal. This is a day where Muslims around the world try to show a common goal of unity.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor performed the Hari Raya Aidilfitri prayers at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, together with about 15,000 Muslims in the country and foreigners working here.