Muslims in Israel and the world began to mark the holiday that ends the month of Ramadan • This year, a dramatic drop in outdoor events is expected due to the limitations of social remoteness
Worshipers mark the beginning of the holiday, yesterday Photo: IP
Muslims in Israel and around the world began to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr celebrations yesterday. The holiday, which lasts for three days, marks the end of the month of Ramadan fasting.
This period is the most important during the year for the Muslim population, in Israel and worldwide, both religiously and in terms of consumer, tourism and marketing. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan's ongoing fast.
In contrast to previous years, this year's dramatic drop in outdoor events is expected due to the limitations of social distance. Every year towards the end of Ramadan, preparations in the Arab sector begin for the holiday, and then there is a dramatic increase in shopping, mainly gifts, clothing, footwear and electrical products.
Arab Sector Strategic Advisor, Musa Hasidia, estimates that "this year, as every year, ahead of Eid al-Fitr, there has been a 50% increase in food, clothing, gifts, appliances and household items. Travel overseas will probably not take place, so money saved up for family vacations will be directed to buying food, new furniture, and inviting family and close friends for meals and dinners that will be held each day over the three holiday days. "